Lord’s cricket museum to house Afridi’s ‘World Cup winning’ shirt

July 28th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI  

London, July 28 (ANI): Flamboyant Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi’s match winning knock in the final of the ICC World Twenty20 Championship in Lord’s last month has earned him a reward that he would cherish for the rest of his life.The Lord’s cricket museum has decided to preserve the shirt worn by him in the T20 final against Sri Lanka, The News reports.

Afridi scored 54 of just 40 balls and then took 1for 20 to help his side register a historic win in the final by six wickets.

He is the first Pakistani cricketer to receive such an honour.

The museum has some of the rarest articles used by some famous cricketers of the world. A sparrow which was killed by a stroke of the bat from Jahangir Khan, father of former Pakistan captain Majid Khan, has also been preserved in the museum.

The Lord’s cricket museum, commonly known as MCC Museum, is the world’s oldest sporting museum. While it contains a wide range of exhibits, it is best-known for being the home of The Ashes. (ANI)

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