18th June 2017 – the day two arch rivals will go one-on-one in the battle to prove who’s better than the other. Pakistan and India came into being with a shared history, but remain rivals due to a number of factors, including political tensions. Speaking of factors, each time there’s a match between India and Pakistan (regardless of what sport it is), the tension between the nations and their locals rises.
With Pakistan meeting India in 2017’s ICC Champions Trophy, we have seen a number of huge names spreading hateful messages.
For Starters, We Have Rishi Kapoor
PCB. Cricket team bhejna please.Earlier Hockey ya Kho Kho team bhejin thin. Kyon ki 18th June(Fathers Day) Baap khel raha tumhare saath lol!
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) June 15, 2017
Then There’s Virendar Sehwag
Well tried Pote. Great effort to reach semis.Ghar ki hi baat hai.
Father's Day par Bete ke saath final hai. Mazaak ko serious mat liyo bete.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) June 15, 2017
What Paresh Rawal Tweeted (Later Deleted) Was A Huge Disappointment Tbh
Amidst all the hatred lies some love and respect these players share for each other, something which the media won’t highlight the way it should be.
Remember When Wahab Riaz Was Injured In The First India-Pakistan Match? This Happened!
In addition to the goodwill, which we rarely get to see, during today’s trophy photo shoot, the former Indian captain, and current wicketkeeper MS. Dhoni was seen in a picture with Sarfraz’s son.
The Picture Was Initially Shared By Facebook Page Metronome
And It Went Viral Really Quickly!
Is this Sarfaraz's son? 😭 pic.twitter.com/y22LACxKJB
— Rana Talha Asfar 🇵🇰 (@RTAluvzAfridi) June 17, 2017
This picture captures the soul of Ind-Pak matches. Enemies on the field. BFFs off the field. Dhoni with Sarfaraz's son, Abdullah. pic.twitter.com/O6p3CPpIUn
— Humayoun Ahmed Khan (@HumayounAK) June 17, 2017
Acc to Samaa, 'players nay haath nahe milaaya' and here is MS Dhoni (read: legend) picture with the son of Sarfaraz, Abduallah. pic.twitter.com/nT8Y686Nyl
— Sameer Siddiqui (@SenatorSameer) June 17, 2017
Like I said earlier, the media is too busy highlighting the negativity.
Dhoni holding sarfaraz's son Abdullah. Best thing that I have seen on internet today.
Not all Indians are same tbh. pic.twitter.com/yh14ddzkGK
— Ismail (@daportraitguy) June 17, 2017
MS Dhoni holding Sarfaraz' son Abdullah, as he went to hold #CT17 trophy in photo session.
Class gesture. 😍 pic.twitter.com/YUk1nB8ZxN
— HK. (@HammaadKhaann) June 17, 2017
Ex-cricketers and celebrities spit venom while Dhoni holds Sarfaraz's son and takes a picture.
THIS IS THE CRICKETING SPIRIT I LIVE FOR. pic.twitter.com/LYbriF2gjo
— nma (@namaloomafraaad) June 17, 2017
This picture itself speaks louder than all the bitter words we have been hearing from the past few days. From public figures to the other masses, the hatred we have seen is unreal. However, Dhoni taking a picture with Sarfaraz junior indeed speaks a lot itself.