No matter how intense the political tension between India and Pakistan gets, there is always one thing that will bind the two nations. It’s their love for cricket.
Possibly the biggest rivals on the field, the players and their fans have continuously reiterated that nothing is bigger than the devotion they have for the sport.
An example of which, is this heartwarming incident that happened in Australia a few days ago.
As narrated by commentator, Alison Mitchell an Indian cab driver told her that he got an invitation for dinner by Pakistani cricketers as he refused to take money from them out of respect.
The person was called to the hotel Pakistani cricket team was staying at, and was supposed to drop the players Shaheen Shah Afridi, Yasir Shah and Naseem Shah among others, to an Indian hotel.
However, when they reached there, he refused to take any money. The players, then, asked him to have a meal with them.
The cab driver showed the pictures from that night to Alison Mitchell, who said he couldn’t stop smiling.
🚕🏏️🚖 The heartwearming story of the Indian taxi driver and five @TheRealPCB players.❤️— ABC Grandstand (@abcgrandstand) November 24, 2019
🎥📺@AlisonMitchell tells Mitchell Johnson about it on Commentator Cam. 🔊🎙️ #AUSvPAK
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The video of Alison narrating the incident to Mitchell Johnson is now going viral on the internet and people only have words of appreciation for everyone involved.
Lovely humane story..!!— Bishan Bedi (@BishanBedi) November 25, 2019
If I were the taxi driver, I would do the same. No matter how many differences we 🇮🇳 and 🇵🇰 have, we’re the same people born out of the same land & belong to the same race. I’m really overwhelmed by this gesture from both the Indian driver and Pakistani players. Thank you all 🙏🏻— Akash Gupta (@akashgupta646) November 25, 2019
Great story. Cricket is true love 🧡 #AUSvPAK— Kartik O (@KOCricket528) November 24, 2019
❤️❤️❤️— Zeyan🇵🇰 (@CricketCrazii) November 24, 2019
Ohh what a heartwarming story!!— AceofSpades (@AceofSpades_001) November 25, 2019
Nice— Tunku Varadarajan (@tunkuv) November 25, 2019
Nice gesture from both sides, I want to see that picture desperately , post here if anyone have it.— Rehan Shabbir (@DrRehanMirza) November 25, 2019
Great story, thanks Ally and as well as the cracking job your doing!— shanghaishawty (@shanghaishawty1) November 24, 2019