Before the much-awaited clash between India and Pakistan in the Asia Cup 2022, stalwarts from both countries have been busy meeting with fans outside the training facility in Dubai. UAE. Former Indian skipper, Virat Kohli has made headlines ever since the men in blue have reached UAE as hasn’t said ‘No’ to any fan for a selfie. He has been happy to click pictures with everyone, whether from India or Pakistan. Not forgetting, Kohli is as popular across the border as he is here due to his cricketing skills.
Virat Kohli met a couple of Pakistani fans on Thursday and made their day. On Friday, the Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma garnered a lot of limelight on social media because of the same reason, as he met a Pakistani fan who was requesting him for a picture on the sidelines of the training session and the India captain did not disappoint the fans. He walked up to them and despite there being a barricade, he managed to give him a hug too.
Here is the video of Rohit Sharma meeting Pakistan fans:
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Not just the fans meeting their star cricketers but cricketers from the neighboring countries have been embracing each other as well. Kohli has met both Babar Azam and Shaheen Shah Afridi on the sidelines and both the videos have gone viral. Shaheen was, in fact, recording wishing best for Kohli, saying ‘ham aapke ke liye dua kar rahe hai app form mein aaye’. The video has won the internet.
But soon the Indian and Pakistani cricketers will move on from this friendly behavior to compete hard against each other. Not to forget, India will be eyeing revenge for losing the contest last year to Pakistan by 10 wickets in the T20 World Cup 2021. That match turned out to be a rather-one sided contest with Pakistan outplaying Virat Kohli’s India in all departments.
However, this year, India looks in much better shape and form and will be a tough side to beat.