Shahid Afridi Announced as Latest Brand Ambassador for T20 World Cup 2024

Written by Rohit Pawar

Pakistan’s legendary all-rounder Shahid Afridi was announced by the International Cricket Council to become the latest brand ambassador for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 being hosted by the West Indies and the United States of America in June 2024.

Afridi remains synonymous with Pakistan’s most memorable moments in the T20 showpiece event. He was a crucial element in the Pakistan side’s run to the final in the first edition of the tournament and then lifted the trophy in the second edition.

The all-rounder delivered some crucial performances for Pakistan in both those years – he was Player of the Tournament in the 2007 edition where they fell on the final hurdle to arch-rivals India.

However, they were quick to put that loss behind them and got their hands on the trophy in the next edition, where Afridi was the Player of the Match in both the semi-final against South Africa and the finale for an all-round performance against Sri Lanka.

The former Pakistan captain cherished his memories of the T20 World Cup and expressed his elation at joining the upcoming edition as a tournament ambassador.

“The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is an event that is very close to my heart,” said Afridi. “From being Player of the Tournament in the inaugural edition to lifting the trophy in 2009, some of my favourite career highlights have come from competing on this stage.

“T20 World Cups have gone from strength to strength in recent years, and I’m thrilled to be part of this edition, where we will see more teams, more matches and even more drama than ever before.

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