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Sportsmanship, Respect and Love: The Other Side of an India-Pakistan Sporting Rivalry in Pictures

Sportsmanship, Respect and Love: The Other Side of an India-Pakistan Sporting Rivalry in Pictures

Taking a look back at some finer moments in the cricketing history shared by the two nations.

In the run up to the much-awaited ICC Champions Trophy ODI this weekend, here’s a look back at some of the better photographs India and Pakistan shared through cricketing history.

‘Great captain and leader, big inspiration for cricketers around the world’– Pakistan heavyweight Shahid Afridi on MS Dhoni.

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A respectful shake off between two skippers as India concedes defeat to a flaring Pakistani batting line-up in November 2007, Mohali.

The century, the sultan and humble all-rounder

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A sign of respect from Shahid Afridi as he applauds Virender Sehwag on scoring a century in June, 2008, Karachi.

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Shahid Afridi, Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh share a light moment off the pitch. The three giants are well known for hitting it off with the other side.

Anticipation that surpassed political divide.

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Fans mingle before the 2011 World Cup semi-final between the two teams.

A see-saw match, a standing ovation and a victory lap. Chennai, 1999.

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The Pakistani side runs a victory lap in Chennai to roaring applause and standing ovation by a crowd that had initially been stunned into silence by the men in green clinching a close victory.

Fanatics and Gods, beyond boundaries.

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Die-hard fans from both sides have shown up time and again in support but with respect and love in their hearts.

Sportsmanship, chivalry and a pair of shoelaces.

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Anam Ameen of Pakistan lends a hand with Indian Harpreet Kaur’s shoelaces in The ICC Women’s World T20 Championship 2016, New Delhi.

Before the storm and after

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Wasim Akram and Mohammed Azharuddin share a warm handshake before an explosive match in Chennai, 1999.

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The two teams exchanging pleasantries after an Asia Cup match.

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‘I can’t compare anyone with him‘- Shahid Afridi on the master blaster.

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A consolatory tap from Sachin Tendulkar after India defeated Pakistan in March 2011, Mohali.

Boom Boom men: Big-hitters over boundaries.

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If ever a picture was worth a thousand words, it was this this that captured a light moment between two big hitters in March 2016.

Here’s wishing both teams the best for their match on Sunday, may the best side win!

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