Shahid Afridi takes family to ancestral village to ‘connect with roots’

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Shahid Afridi takes family to ancestral village to 'connect with roots'

Former Pakistan cricket captain Shahid Afridi on Monday tweeted about a visit to his ancestral village, adding that it was always better to “connect with your roots”.

The swashbuckling all-rounder tweeted about meeting his family, people of the village and checking up on the status of his foundation’s hospital.

“With the family visiting our ancestral village-great meeting the locals, family & to check on progress of the hospital, whilst indulging on local delicacies,” he tweeted.

No matter where you live in the world it’s always important to connect with your roots to better your sense of identity. With the family visiting our ancestral village-great meeting the locals, family & to check on progress of the hospital, whilst indulging on local delicacies ? pic.twitter.com/zuuOLL921S


— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) December 21, 2020

One of the pictures features the former cricket captain strolling by as a couple of local children ride a cycle. In another, he can be seen driving a tractor.

“The Sahibzada Fazal Rehman Charity Hospital (SFCH) is the first and only charity-based, high-quality healthcare provider in Tangi Banda, Kohat,” reads a post on the Shahid Afridi Foundation’s website.

The SAF has said previously that the 16-bed hospital is equipped with basic machinery, lab facilities, four full-time doctors and other paramedic staff.

“SFCH is facilitating more than 100 patients daily and providing 15+ first aid and primary lifesaving facilities to the population of 120,000 approximately from 20 villages,” reads a post on the website’s foundation.

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