India defeated Pakistan by 107 runs in their opening match with their arch-rivals in the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup. But what made the headlines was this sweet gesture by Indian women cricketers when they saw Pakistan women cricket captain Bismah Maroof roaming around with her baby daughter – Fatima. Indian women cricketers including star players like Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana and Shefali Verma couldn’t resist playing around with the little kid. They took selfies with the mother daughter duo and looked completely in awe with the little kid.
Cricket fans from both sides of the border appreciate this gesture by the women in blue –
India and Pakistan have shared intense rivalry on the cricket field ever since they started playing against each other. But what delights the heart is the fact that both teams share camaraderie once the match is over. Even the men’s cricket teams of both India and Pakistan have shown respect and appreciation for each other. There are many occasions when former cricketers have shared their joyful moments with each other.
These endearing visuals surfaced post the ICC Women’s World Cup match between the two sides.
After the game, some of the Indian players were walking up to the Pakistani dressing room to meet the six-month-old baby. These heart-melting visuals are the perfect endorsement of the spirit of cricket.
The Pakistani captain, who has travelled with her infant child, the fans appreciated for her commitment. Many fans have been heaping praises on the 30-year-old while also being in awe of the visuals of her and the baby.
While India will now travel to Hamilton where they take on New Zealand on March 10, Pakistan remains in Mount Maunganui to face Australia on March 8.