Afridi's T20 WC jersey to be displayed at Lord's Museum

Updated: 20 July 2009 08:54 IST

Flamboyant Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi's World Twenty20 jersey will soon find a rack at the historic Lord's Museum in London.

Afridi's T20 WC jersey to be displayed at Lord's Museum

Karachi:

Flamboyant Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi's World Twenty20 jersey will soon find a rack at the historic Lord's Museum in London as MCC has requested the cricketer to donate his shirt for display.

Afridi was instrumental in Pakistan's World T20 victory in England as he was adjudged Man-of-the-Match in both the semi-final and final of the showpiece tournament last month.

"The MCC recently contacted me and requested to send the shirt to them which I will do shortly. But it is a big honour for me and my country to have the shirt displayed at such an historic museum," Afridi said.

The Lord's Museum displays kits of some of the greatest names in world cricket including legendary Australian Donald Bradman, Victor Trumper, Shane Warne, Jack Hobbs.

The museum, established in 1883, also houses the famed 'Ashes' urn that set off one of the most famous cricket battles between England and Australia.

In the past only few Pakistan cricketers have had the honour of putting of their playing kits on display at the museum which is visited every year by thousands of cricket fans.

Jahangir Khan, father of former Pakistan captain Majid, had killed a sparrow while bowling at the ground in 1936. That ball is still displayed at the museum.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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