Recently, the Pakistan cricket team played against an assembled World XI. The match was organized to welcome international cricket back to Pakistan. While it starred players from all around the globe, there were no Indian cricketers.
Political turmoil aside, the rivalry between the two nations has always been extremely healthy and a treat to watch. It was very evident, that the fans and even Pakistani cricketers would've loved to have hosted the Men in Blue.
Definitely if Indian players like kohli and Dhoni visits to play there will be huge impact of returning of cricket in Pakistan ! https://t.co/OQlPI9a7Y6— Azhar (@Azharazzu25) September 12, 2017
Even players like Afridi wanted to see our men in Lahore.
Really pleased that PCB- ICC have joined hands to bring cricket back home to Pak. Would 've been great to see some Indian players too— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) August 25, 2017
The player who was most in demand was our captain, Virat Kohli. And why wouldn't he be? Aside from being the best batsman in the world right now, he has often spoken highly of Pakistan's talent and shares a great rapport with the players. There is immense respect between the two camps.
So naturally, the fans would have loved to see Kohli play in Lahore.
@imVkohli.we miss u in lahore virat kohli.y u not comeee?— Imran rajput (@Imranra31593414) September 11, 2017
There were many like this guy.
But the man who really takes the cake is this policeman from Lahore.
Damn This Is Hilarious 😂😂A Pakistani Police in Lahore during Pakistan vs World XI Cricket Match holding a Banner * Kohli Marry Me * 😭😭😂😂 pic.twitter.com/XJSbdahHk7— Shehryar Khan (@Pathan_007_) September 15, 2017
It is still unknown whether he actually made that banner or was simply asked to hold it. But it is share-worthy. It not only provides a good laugh, but it also goes to show how cricket transcends everything else. India hasn't played in Pakistan for a long time. But with this step, a series maybe in the offing and cricket fans will surely be rejoicing.
P.S. - Virat Kohli hasn't responded to the proposal yet.