Jun 182017

On the eve of the ICC Champions Trophy’s thrilling finale between arch-rivals Pakistan and India, a picture of MS Dhoni with Sarfraz Ahmed’s son has warmed the hearts of many.

Sarfraz and Dhoni – the two wicket-keeper batsmen – have a lot in common in terms of their daring approach to cricket but they also have a lot of mutual respect for each other as evident in this photo.

A child’s adorable rendition of Hasan Ali’s celebration

The image comes as a breath of fresh air amid the frenzy revolving around both the teams, proving that the war-like atmosphere with tempers fraying all over is restricted to the field of the play only.

Within minutes of the pic being posted, it took over social media with people from around the globe reveling in the power of sports to bring together two supposed foes.

Amid high hopes and raging banter, cricket’s most celebrated rivals are set to meet today in front of a titillated audience at The Oval.

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Cricket between Pakistan and India has become a controversial subject, with boards of both the countries repeatedly trying and failing to schedule bilateral series due to the opposition of the Indian government.

As nerve-racking as the relationship between the boards is, the players’ off-the-filed chemistry is heartening. In fact, time and again we have witnessed such gestures to ease the tension between the two nations.

Earlier this week, Saurav Ganguly and Harbhajan Singh has come to the defense of Sarfraz after former Pakistan captain Amir Sohail lashed out at the national team.

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