The two countries may have been embroiled in political rivalries, but when it comes to cricket, it seems there is mutual respect between the Indian and the Pakistan cricketers.
The Indian cricket team suffered a huge defeat against Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy final on Sunday as Pakistan got the better of their arch rivals after eight long years.
However, the rivalry was keep aside by Indian stars like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh who posed with Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali’s children. The pictures showcased how the two teams had left all their patriotism and rivalry on the fields and sparked friendship off of it!
The photo went viral on social media as many Pakistani fans posted it. In fact, some even went to the extent of praising Dhoni for the gesture and said that such actions make him a favourite with the people of Pakistan.
While a picture of Dhoni with Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed’s son went viral before the game, some post-match images have emerged, showing how the Indian cricketers spending some time with Azhar Ali’s sons.
Indian legends MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh’s cute and cool pictures with Pakistani cricketer Azhar Ali’s kids only prove that they also bond beyond battlefield.
While the Men in Blue got clicked with the little ones, Azhar Ali could not control his excitement and took to Twitter to share the pictures. His heartfelt ‘thank you’ tweet to the legends for spending time with his children will move you.
“Thanks to these legends for sparing their time for my kids they were so happy,” Azhar Ali says on Twitter. His tweet is accompanied with pictures of Dhoni, Virat and Yuvraj posing along with his sons.
— Azhar Ali (@AzharAli_) June 20, 2017
The iconic rivalry may lead to hostile moments on and off the field but these images reaffirm a simple reality – admiration is captured by creating history on the field and cannot be constrained by borders.