The Pakistan cricket workforce achieved final night time what few thought they’d — they beat India in a World Cup match by 10 wickets. There have been loads of firsts within the T20 match — the primary time Pakistan beat India in a World Cup fixture, the primary time Pakistan gained a match by 10 wickets and the primary time India misplaced by 10 wickets. However the match additionally taught us the fun of sportsmanship.
Together with congratulations and exclamations of pleasure, Twitter was stuffed with memes and jokes but it surely was additionally stuffed with movies and photos of Babar Azam, Muhammad Rizwan and Virat Kohli sharing a second after the match.
The Indian captain shook the Pakistan captain’s fingers and gave Rizwan an enormous hug. The second cemented itself within the hearts of cricket followers as one celebrating a shared love of the sport.
Kohli’s present of sportsmanship proved to followers that on the finish of the day, a recreation effectively performed is a recreation effectively performed no matter who gained.
Followers needed politics to be ignored of the dialog.
Actually, many have been simply glad to see Azam and Kohli in a single body.
In addition they noticed one other heartwarming second on the pitch when former captain MS Dhoni spoke to Azam, Imad Wasim, Shahnawaz Dahani and Shoaib Malik.
Dahani additionally posted a selfie with Dhoni on Twitter, saying he would not overlook the thrill of assembly one in every of his favorite gamers.
For a lot of Pakistani cricket gamers (and followers) Kohli and Dhoni are legends and assembly them is like assembly your heroes. That the gamers have been so gracious after shedding is a real signal of sportsmanship.
Win or lose, on the finish of the day, mutual respect is of far larger worth than any scorecard. There have been 1000’s of individuals on Twitter praising not solely the best way the gamers performed the sport however the best way they acted after it was over.
Whereas we’re very glad that Pakistan gained (and what a victory!), we’re even gladder to see the respect the gamers had for one another on and off the sphere. We hope we get to see touching moments like these all through the T20 World Cup and past.