Former Pakistan cricket team captain Shahid Afridi on Sunday hosted a dinner for the West Indian cricket icon Michael Holding at his residence in Karachi, according to a message posted by the former cricketer on the social networking website Twitter.
The legendary West Indian cricketer is currently in the country on a private visit as part of a charm offensive by Pakistan cricket to promote the return of international cricket to Pakistan. Holding is reportedly having a great time in Karachi and enjoying a taste of some traditional food of the country. He is accompanied by Caribbean cricket commentator Barry Wilkinson.A day after having Haleem and Biryani in Karachi, Holding was hosted by former Pakistan Captain Shahid Afridi at his residence in the Defence Housing Authority. Afridi, who is known for his remarkable hospitality, treated Michael Holding with traditional Pashtun food and the former West Indian legend loved it.Afridi also tweeted photos of hosting Michael Holding, they were also joined by another former Pakistan captain, Saeed Anwar.“A real honor to host the legendary Michael Holding for a dinner at home. Thank you, Dr. Kashif, for arranging Michael’s visit to Karachi. Also, thank you to Saeed Anwar for joining us. Great to have some legends visit me,” Afridi posted on his Twitter profile.The 65-year-old veteran of 60 Tests and 102 ODIs arrived in Karachi last week. Since then he has been visiting different places in the iconic city, and treating himself to the spicy Pakistani food. Earlier, the pacer was spotted with fans in a local shopping mall. He was also hosted by former cricketers Sikandar Bakhat and Zaheer Abbas. The former world cup winner is expected to attend the third One-day International (ODI) between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at National Stadium in Karachi on October 2