Whenever India and Pakistan come face to face on the field, be it in a bilateral series or in an ICC event, passion and aggression ooze out from both the camps. The rivalry between these two nations is considered as one of the greatest sporting rivalries in the world. Fans around the world get stuck to their television sets whenever these two sides clash.
In the recently concluded ICC Champions Trophy 2017, Virat Kohli-led Indian team lost to rivals Pakistan by 180 runs in the final game of Champions Trophy 2017 leaving Indian fans devastated. It was kind of a shocking defeat for the defending champions and the cricket maniacs displayed their anger on the social platforms.
However, the players of both the countries clearly understand that winning and losing are a part of the game and whichever team will perform better on that particular day will win. Yes, winning and losing is obviously part of the sport. But what’s more important is sportsmanship, which both teams showed after the game was over.
In a video, both Indian captain Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh were spotted chilling with Pakistani cricketers, especially Shoaib Malik sharing a light moment believing in sportsmanship on the ground.
— ICC (@ICC) June 18, 2017
And it has gone viral on social media like a wildfire with a number of fans from both the nations lauding their gesture. Such bonding truly celebrates the spirit of cricket, wrote one cricket enthusiast on Twitter.
Though it was pretty hard to guess what they players were actually speaking at the moment. But someone actually decoded it. A YouTube Channel, 22 Yards, found out that these guys were laughing over a hilarious incident that happened in the past.
The players were discussing a hilarious mishap while taking an easy catch of dangerous batsman Chris Gayle. It was all about the misunderstanding that took place between Shoaib and Saeed Ajmal during a match against West Indies. As Shoaib saw Ajmal going for the catch, he stopped but shockingly, Ajmal also thought the same and left it for Shoaib.
This obviously is a display of sportsmanship from Kohli and Yuvraj, who didn’t choose to sulk after an embarrassing defeat. Thankfully, the cricketers never brought the ‘enmity’ between outside the field.