March 15 , 2017
Shahid Afridi wins Ronaldinho’s heart
KARACHI: Pakistan’s former captain Shahid Afridi seems to have won Ronaldhino’s heart with his Twitter message in which he welcomed the Brazilian footballer after local media reported the ambassador of Barcelona club will visit Pakistan to play an exhibition match.
The all-rounder said in his message on Tuesday: “It is good to see more international sportsman visiting my beloved country”.
Shahid Afridi ✔ @SAfridiOfficial
- Welcome @10Ronaldinho it is good to see more international sportsmen visiting my beloved country... #football #Pakistan
3:24 PM - 14 Mar 2017
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In response to Afridi’s message, Ronaldhino posted a message in Portuguese saying he was happy by the words Pakistan’s cricket hero Boom Boom Shahid Afridi said.
“I look forward to my visit to Pakistan in July,” he tweeted.
Ronaldinho confirmed reports of his Pakistan tour in a video message on Sunday.
Ronaldinho Gaúcho ✔ @10Ronaldinho
Feliz pelas palavras Shahid Afridi BOOM BOOM herói de críquete do Paquistão. Aguardo c grande expectativa minha visita ao Paquistão em julho
3:24 PM - 15 Mar 2017
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"Pakistan, I am coming" and held up Pakistan's national flag. Ronaldinho will play in one of the league matches which will be held in Karachi. The organisers of the Leisure League have invited the Brazilian football great to play a match in Karachi.
Ronaldinho has played for Brazil's national football team and also for Spanish football powerhouse club Barcelona.
He is currently the club ambassador for Barcelona FC. He is a renowned player in the sense that he happens to be part of the 2002 Brazil football World Cup winning squad and also happened to play a pivotal role in Barcelona's 2006 UEFA Champions League victory.