With the political atmosphere heated up between Pakistan and India, it is pleasing to see that people-to-people relations between the two continue to remain in place.
Just recently, Indian tennis star and former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik’s wife Sania Mirza was in Karachi to cheer for her husband in the Pakistan Super League qualifiers.
So when the duo returned to Dubai — where they permanently live — they shared pictures of attending the birthday party of Sakhshi Singh, wife of former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MSD). The pictures shared on social media platforms showed Malik and Mirza were partying with MSD.
Dhoni was in Dubai as well after wrapping up the Indian Premier League which was held in the country owing to Covid restrictions in India. Dhoni and his wife then decided to celebrate the birthday in the UAE along with other sporting greats in Dubai.
Sania Mirza took to her Instagram account to share the pictures of the event with the caption “Fun times.” MS Dhoni’s wife Sakshi also shared pictures on her official social media account, as the duo posed for the camera.
Despite the ongoing tensions between the countries on the border and political confrontations, continuation of relations between the residents of two countries is a welcome sign.
Earlier, Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin also spoke to former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, a video on Haq’s YouTube channel showed. The two chatted about cricket and discussed Babar Azam’s talent at length.
“Babar Azam looks like a million dollar player. He has scored a hundred in Australia. It is so good to see him bat so well. He is a treat for the eyes. What do you think about Babar Azam?” asked Ashwin from Inzamam.
To which Inzamam said that “He is simply a great player. The kind of talent he has, he needs to perform even better. He has only played international cricket for five years. A batsman reaches his peak after playing international cricket for seven or eight years, so Babar is yet to reach his peak and he will do even better in coming years.”