The Indian women’s cricket team on Sunday defeated Pakistan in their opening ICC Women’s World Cup encounter, but away from the cricket field, Indian women earn plaudits after a video of them showering love on Pakistani skipper Bismah Maroof’s newborn went viral.
Bismah is taking part in the ongoing ODI World Cup immediately after returning from her maternity leave. Her newborn, Fatima, has accompanied the mother to New Zealand.
In the viral video, members of the Indian team could be seen gushing over Fatima, who’s being held by her mother, Bismah. Fans were quick to declare the gesture by the Indian team as a true example of the spirit that players from the two rival countries ought to display towards each other.
India defeated Pakistan in the Women’s World Cup match, but outside the field, Indian women managed to win fans’ hearts after they were seen loving Bisma Maroof’s newborn. Bisma is the captain of Pakistani cricket team and has come out of her maternity. Long live such spirit! pic.twitter.com/pV1cZaoSfk
— Lubna U Rifat (@lubnaurifat) March 6, 2022
The Indian team also posed for a photo with Fatima and Bisma. The cricket’s world governing body, the ICC, shared the photo on Twitter as it wrote, “Little Fatima’s first lesson in the spirit of cricket from India and Pakistan ???????? #CWC22.”
Little Fatima’s first lesson in the spirit of cricket from India and Pakistan ???????? #CWC22
— ICC (@ICC) March 6, 2022
Here’s how fans reacted to the viral video;
THIS is Cricket!
It’s not called the gentleman’s game without reason.
— Animesh Chanchani (@achanchani) March 6, 2022
Feeling extremely emotional While watching this beautiful visuals.
These true ambassador’s of their own country, doing something really greater, which politicians of either side can Never do.❤️
God bless you all with a happy and a healthy long life. Aameen.????????????????
— Ishtiaq Khan (@ishtiaq787) March 6, 2022
This is the Bond of Humanity … By default brings Smile on Faces. Those who r still Chasing Hatred and marred by depressing Faces would still be trying to Find out some or other narrative to Heckle These Lovely Indian Teammates. Just imagine the Trolling had they lost to Pak!
— Shariq (@wsases) March 6, 2022
India defeated Pakistan by 107 runs as they registered their 11 successive win against them. Pakistan have never defeated India in the 50-over match.