The ICC Champions Trophy 2017 was a very heated tournament this time because of arch rivals India and Pakistan were facing each other. For the first time Pakistan defeated India in an ICC tournament match. Virat Kohli and team had a huge loss against Pakistan. They lost by 180 runs. The emotions were running not only on the pitch but off the field as well since off late there have been numerous border tensions and attacks between India and country. However, what gave a glimmer of hope amidst the ruthlessness was a tweet by Pakistani opener Azhar Ali. His tweet proved that sports always paves way for camaraderie and friendship. Azhar Ali thanked MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh for taking time out to click pictures with his sons. The tweet has gone viral and has garnered 15,939 retweets and 45,831 likes. Also Read - World Cup 2011 Was Won By Entire Indian Team: Gautam Gambhir Takes Exception to 'Obsession' With MS Dhoni Six
Azhar Ali took to Twitter and posted the pictures. He captioned the tweet as, “Thanks to these legends for sparing their time for my kids they were so happy…. @msdhoni @imVkohli @YUVSTRONG12.” Indian cricketers are one of the most sought after and popular cricketers in the world so it goes without saying that they are constantly hounded for autographs and photographs. However, it feels really nice when a rival team’s players’ kids come seeking photographs with our Indian lots. Azhar Ali’s tweets went viral amidst a lot of negative tweets that were doing the rounds before and after the match. The pictures touched a chord with the people on Twitter who acquiesced that after all we are all humans and respect and love is always needed. Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt was also one of those who replied to Azhar Ali’s tweet. Anil Kumble steps down as India Coach, Twitterati foresees downfall of Virat Kohli and Indian Cricket Also Read - ICC Cricket World Cup 2011: Sachin Tendulkar tastes maiden World Cup triumph!
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was clicked holding Pakistani player Sarfaraz Ahmed’s son. Both of them look adorable, no?
Azhar Ali’s tweet showed that these cricketers might be rivals on the field but at least they are friends and pals off the field. Taking time out to pose with these players’ kids is so adorable, no? Humanity restored!