Chivalry isn’t dead after all and today’s breath of fresh air really is one for the books. Despite such rivalry fuming on both sides of the border amidst fans, Pakistani and Indian cricketers have been nothing but gallant and princely towards one another. And in a touching moment, Indian cricketers M.S. Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh just proved how gracious they were.
Our boy Azhar Ali had his sons over for the tremendous ICC Champions Trophy Final, and asked to have their pictures taken with three of their favorite Indian players
Virat Kohli, who’s beaming smile made our day
The kingly MS Dhoni
And the ever mettlesome Yuvraj Singh
Azhar Ali thanked the three cricketers for taking out the time to snap for memories we’re sure the boys will cherish forever
— Azhar Ali (@AzharAli_) June 20, 2017
And they weren’t the only fans
— Muhammad Umar (@umar_419) June 20, 2017
Azhar’s tweet gathered tremendous support
Humanity restored! The world is changed by your action not your opinion.
— Mahesh Bhatt (@MaheshNBhatt) June 20, 2017
And many were over the moon at such respect
Wonderful to see Indian legends doing what makes them a wonderful human being and legend in its true essence. Thanks Team India.
— Mohsin (@Mohsin_Bhagt) June 20, 2017
With Indian fans thanking Azhar Ali for his kind words
The best part addressing them as legends 🙂 Thanks a ton @AzharAli_ 🙂
— Rohit Venkatraman (@RohitvNiranjan) June 20, 2017
Awesome sportsmanship azhar u won many hearts here in india by respecting our INDIAN players they are legends yes ,but ur also star man ??
— Filmy Guru (@iamanshuman11) June 20, 2017
And Pakistani ones appreciating the epitome of true sportsmanship
Sportsmanship Yeh hai.. Cricket ko Jung india media ne banaya Jawab ham ne dediya unko ??
— Ammad (@AmmadFreddy) June 20, 2017
omg this is so cute! Cheers to sportsmanship!
— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) June 20, 2017
Great sportsmanship! ?
— Piyu Nair ?? (@PiyuForIndia) June 20, 2017
Others couldn’t fathom such positivity in such a belittling time.
The comments under this?.. never seen so much positivity. Unbelievable!
— Karthik (@onenonlykarthik) June 20, 2017
It was a sweet noble moment to witness such grace.
that's the spirit behind the cricket..isse hi insaniyat kehte hai…
— saad tailor (@saadtailor11) June 20, 2017
Too much respect for all of them that's what we call humbleness ??
— Nashit (@nashit02) June 20, 2017
There was collective agreement that cricket is the common ground to steer away any form of negativity.
Aggression should be left on the field. Off the field we are all human and share a common love – cricket! Lovely pics 🙂
— Fizaa. (@BasAinvayi) June 20, 2017
These three men really were absolute gentlemen.
All Indian players were warm and friendly, can't forget the affection MS showed for Sarfraz's son: GENTLRMEN cricketers
— Shahid Hashmi (@hashmi_shahid) June 20, 2017
These are the kind of moments that really do make all the difference. 🙂 Wasn’t this brilliant display of true sportsmanship just lovely?