Cricket legend Shahid Afridi has visited a biscuit factory in Bradford on a visit to the district earlier this week.
The former all-rounder, who played more than 500 matches for Pakistan and is known as Boom Boom, visited Regal Foods alongside Pakistani model, actor and producer Adnan Siddiqui, known for his roles in Uroosa and A Mighty Heart.
The former captain of Pakistan’s national cricket team and film star enjoyed a tour around Regal Food’s Girlington base, meeting with the company’s chief executive, Younis Chaudhry.
Group Sales & Marketing Director, Faisel Ali, said: “We have supported the Shahid Afridi Foundation for many years now so it seemed the right time to invite the cricket legend and fellow supporter and film star, Adnan Siddique to Bradford to visit our head office site.
“We are proud of Bradford and like to play our part in putting our town on the map.”
The Shahid Afridi Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Pakistan, which aims is to improve the conditions of the underprivileged communities through improvements in education, healthcare services, access to water, sports rehabilitation and emergency relief response.
On their visit to the 20-year-old company, Mr Siddiqui said: “Regal is real and has been here for two decades and has been going up and up and I wish them all the best for two successive decades.” Mr Afridi added: “Regal is real!”
Since its founding in 2001, Regal has grown into one of Bradford’s most successful food brands, supplying major supermarkets with thousands of products as well as exporting items to countries across the world.