In the Indian sub-continent, cricket is more than just a game. Fans might go and get settled anywhere in the world, but simply can’t take cricket out of them. Just like India, fans in Pakistan are equally passionate about the sport. Every victory is celebrated as a festival, while each loss is hard to get over.
A cricket fan from the United States of America, Hasan Tasleem, sent a picture of his wedding day to the International Cricket Council (ICC) and the sport’s governing body immediately posted it on their social media handles. In a note attached to the picture, the fan wrote that he and his wife did not let their wedding stop them from watching the Pakistan cricket team play. Soon after getting married, they watched a T20I between Australia and Pakistan.
Hasan Tasleem, who lives in Detroit, Michigan, added that his bride was welcomed to the family with a traditional ceremony, but the couple was contacted looking at the television as a cricket match was going on in Australia.
The fan also revealed that he had stayed up on countless nights to watch Pakistan in action against other teams as well. Touched by the fan’s love for the sport, ICC took to Twitter to share the note written by Hasan Tasleem and a photo of him watching the game with his family.
Here's a message we got from a fan in the US 👫#CoupleGoals
You know it's love when … pic.twitter.com/4YuGImuXjW
— ICC (@ICC) November 6, 2019
Pakistan is currently on a tour to Australia, where they are trailing the three-match T20I series 0-1, with a match to spare as the first match was washed out due to rain. Steve Smith starred with an unbeaten 80 off 51 deliveries as the hosts beat the visitors by 7 wickets in Canberra on Tuesday.
After the final T20I in Perth on Friday, the two teams with play two Tests in Brisbane and Adelaide later this month.