Without a shadow of doubt, the cricketing rivalry between India and Pakistan is one of the biggest in the sporting world. It becomes the battle of nerves as well as pride whenever these two South Asian arch-rivals come up against each other on the cricket field. Rivalry aside though, there seems to be a great bit of camaraderie between the top cricketers of both the nation.
One such moment of companionship between the players of both the countries was seen during the historic ICC Champions Trophy Final match at the Kennington Oval London on June 18, 2017. After losing the match by a huge margin of 180 runs, Indian cricketers showed a great heart and were spotted having a laugh with their counterpart.
On Thursday (December 7), the International Cricket Council (ICC) posted a video of that epic moment on their official Twitter page and captioned it as: “#SpiritOfCricket #CT17 #BestOf2017”.
The usage of hashtags clearly suggests that the governing body rated it as one of the best moments of 2017 in its 'Spirit of Cricket' campaign.
In the video, India skipper Virat Kohli and senior batsman Yuvraj Singh can be seen sharing a laugh with Pakistani veteran Shoaib Malik and bowling coach Azhar Mahmood among others. The 15-second long video once again proved that there is no ill-feeling among the cricketers of both the rival countries.