Dubai, Oct 24: Superfan ‘Chacha Chicago’ aka Mohammed Bashir, is all set to cheer teams by donning his unique split India-Pakistan jersey featuring MS Dhoni as the arch-rivals lock horns in a high-octane T20 World Cup match, here on Sunday.Also Read - Here is How BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly Convinced Rahul Dravid For Team India Role
Ahead of the mega-clash, a picture of Chacha Chicago wearing a split India-Pakistan jersey featuring Dhoni has gone viral on social media. He has also designed a mask which reads ‘Welcome back Dhoni’. Also Read - IND vs NZ: Axar Patel Reflects on Brilliant Performance, Says This Has Been My Dream Year
Notably, ‘Chacha’ is a huge admirer of Dhoni and the former India captain has also arranged match tickets for his loyal fan on many occasions in the past. Also Read - IND vs NZ: Ravichandran Ashwin Scalps 50 Wickets in Calendar Year in Tests; Only Indian Bowler to Achieve it on Most Number of Occasions
After announcing retirement from international cricket on August 15, 2020, the Ranchi-born cricketer has returned to Team India as mentor for this edition of T20 World Cup.
India won the T20 World Cup in 2007 by defeating Pakistan in the final match under Dhoni’s captaincy.
Both India and Pakistan have faced each other five times in the T20 World Cup and the ‘Men in Blue’ have won on all the occasions.
The arch-rivals come into the clash with decent practice under their belt, having played two warm-up matches each. Pakistan beat West Indies by seven wickets in their first match before losing to South Africa off the last ball in the second.
India, the 2007 champions, on the other hand, won both their warm-up matches, beating England and Australia.