The rivalry between India and Pakistan dates back to years in the history of cricket. The rivalry has shaped up in different phases in international cricket. The Men in Green had a wood over their neighbours throughout the 80s and mostly throughout the 90s.
However, since the turn of the century, India started winning against Pakistan more under Sourav Ganguly’s captaincy. It was carried on by MS Dhoni during his captaincy tenure and now being continued by Virat Kohli. The most interesting stat between these two nations is that Pakistan has never beaten India in the 50-over World Cup.
Meanwhile, the intensity has been extremely high whenever both teams have gone up against each other. On-field fights between cricketers from India and Pakistan are nothing new. However, there have been instances when actions from cricketers of both sides of the border have touched the heart.
Here are the five friendly moments between India and Pakistan:
1) Wasim Akram’s gift for Sachin Tendulkar
India vs Pakistan tests have been thoroughly entertaining in the past. The 1999 Test series played in India between the two sides is one of the best cricketing battles between the two sides. A few days before the Chennai Test, Sachin Tendulkar was awarded the Padma Shri award, which is the fourth highest civilian award.
Wasim Akram did not miss the opportunity to congratulate him on this occasion. He also gifted him a bat which remains one of the greatest gestures made by a Pakistan cricketer towards his Indian counterpart.
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