Oops! When Shahid Afridi Didn’t Have Money to Foot His Food Bill
Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi did not really expect this.
Pakistan Twenty20 captain Shahid Afridi was saved some embarrassment when a fan stepped in to pay for his meal at a fast food joint in
Auckland after the flamboyant cricketer realised that he was not carrying local
Afridi and teammate Ahmed Shehzad had gone to buy meals at a
McDonald’s restaurant inside the Auckland airport on Monday. The players,
however, were carrying US dollars instead of the local currency.
After the restaurant refused to accept the money offered by
them, a fan – Waqas Naveed – paid Afridi’s bill.
Afridi told the Pakistani media that he and Shehzad had
forgotten to change their US dollars into New Zealand currency before going to
Shahid Afridi, Pakistan T-20 skipper
There was this young man behind us in the line and he offered to pay for us insisting it was his way of welcoming us to New Zealand.
But the all-rounder said he was disappointed that the entire
episode was recorded by someone in the restaurant and the media had been
The fan, Waqas, said he paid the bill to welcome the players
as he was a big fan of the Pakistan team, which is in New Zealand for a
limited-overs series starting January 15.
(With PTI inputs)
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