India Vs Pakistan – these words alone are enough to glue every citizen from both countries glued to their television screens. And that is what happened last night. Even though India was defeated by 10 wickets, the match ended on a beautiful note.
According to NDTV, Team India mentor MS Dhoni and Captain Virat Kohli were seen interacting with and congratulating Pakistan cricketers. Virat was spotted hugging Rizwan and shaking hands with Babbar, pictures of which were shared online by many, including Irfan Pathan who called it the “Spirit of cricket”.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 24, 2021
Many called Kohli graceful and the moment a true example of sportsmanship despite India’s loss.
— Rauf Klasra (@KlasraRauf) October 24, 2021
— Tavleen Singh Aroor (@Tavysingh) October 24, 2021
— Samreen Saimi (@Samreen012) October 24, 2021
— Humanist (@TSM_Humanist) October 24, 2021
Pictures of MS Dhoni warmly speaking with Azam, Shoaib Malik and Imad Wasim too were posted online.
— arun sandilya (@arunsandilya) October 24, 2021
Captions won't do justice but what a wonderful game of cricket it was.
Kudos to Kohli for his sportsmanship.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a LEGEND! pic.twitter.com/kzpqhDRsfa
— MAD (@mad_nessss) October 24, 2021
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Besides this, several Indians took to social media to congratulate Pakistan on their win, giving credit where it is due.
— David Kingsley M P (@johndavidkings) October 24, 2021
Many cricketing nations decided not to play in Pak in recent months. Looking like Pak team in first match, I believe most of them will face defeat against Pak. #INDvPAK #Cricket well played #Pakistan India needs to come out from IPL zone
— kashyap shah (@kash1949) October 24, 2021
— Hrithik Sharma (@imhrithiksharma) October 24, 2021
Well played Pakistan. Started as under dogs, but thoroughly outplayed India. Good thing to see was no foul mouthing on the field. Professional performance. 👏#INDvPAK
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) October 24, 2021
Koi na , haar jeet is part of the game , take it easy
Congratulations to my Pak mutuals , well boys really played well
And also so proud of #ViratKohli for never letting us down , you rocked and played like a boss
And @BCCI Please there is need of improvement in India's game
— Vinayak (@reallyvinayak5) October 24, 2021
It is truly incredible to see how a game of cricket can bring two nations together. This is the magic of sports! 🙂