India and Pakistan are seen as rival nations in the international relations arena. Both nations have a history of rivalry. While there is rivalry, there is also much in common between the two nations. And love for cricket is one such common thing. Both Indians and Paksitanis love cricket very much and give a godly status to their cricket players. Now Pakistan team is touring India for the World Cup matches and has first arrived in southern city Hyderabad.
Pakistan played Newzealand in a warm up match at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium. Pakistan team players were given warm reception at the airport and are being taken care of with utmost care. Police have made special security arrangements for visiting Pakistan cricketers.
The warm reception and adulation Pakistan cricket team receiving from Indians has won Pakistan people’s hearts. Social media is flooded with messages about how Pakistan crickets are receiving love from India. “Happy to see the reception Pakistan Cricket Team got in India. That’s the beauty of sports. That also kind a gives us an idea what we are all missing out on, for a decade or so,” said star Pakistan cricketer-turned-commentator Shoaib Akhtar, commenting on the phenomenon.