New Delhi, June 20: They might be rivals on the field but not off the field, a fact proven by India and Pakistan cricketer from time to time.
At a time when a video of a Pakistani fan calling Indian cricketers by names after India lost Champions Trophy final in the stadium, but it seems such bitter rivalries are just a perception in the minds of enthusiastic fans.
Both India and Pakistan cricketers seem untouched by such rivalries, instead they share a great deal of mutual respect and bonding amongst them.
The friendship and harmony between Indian and Pakistani cricketers was highlighted throughout the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
If former India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was seen getting clicked with Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed's son before the marquee India-Pakistan clash in the final,
Pakistan opener Azhar Ali has now shared images of his sons with the legendary India cricketers.
Ali took to Twitter to share the images of his sons posing with MS Dhoni, Yuvraj Singh and Virat Kohli after Pakistan defeated India in the final at The Oval on Sunday (June 18).
"Thanks to these legends for sparing their time for my kids they were so happy.... @msdhoni @imVkohli @YUVSTRONG12," tweeted Ali.
Here are some fan reactions on Twitter:
This is what veteran journalist Shekhar Gupta said watching this image.
This is how veteran Bollywood director Mahesh Bhatt reacted.
A fan called them real sportsmen.
Another fan hailed the cricketers and said 'games unite' us all.
Bilateral series between India and Pakistan
Another fan hoped India-Pakistan hold a bilateral series in the near future.