Dhoni’s name on Pakistan cricket team’s jersey
Recently a Pakistani cricket fan was spotted wearing Pakistan�s team jersey with Dhoni�s name on it during the Australia-Pakistan Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Indian cricket fans have always showered their love on Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Dhoni enjoys solid backing when India play anywhere across the globe. But what is more heartening is that the Indian skipper has a huge fan base in Team India’s arch rival Pakistan also.
Former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram had once reckoned Indian superstars Virat Kohli and Mahendra Singh Dhoni would cause traffic jams across the border, thanks to their massive popularity there.
Recently a Pakistani cricket fan was spotted wearing Pakistan’s team jersey with Dhoni’s name on it during the Australia-Pakistan Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground.
The fan was professing his admiration for Dhoni during the ongoing Australia versus Pakistan Test. What was even more surprising was that the fan was wearing Pakistan’s ODI jersey.
The picture went viral after second day’s play of the second Test in Melbourne.
India's run machine Kohli and limited-overs skipper Dhoni enjoy superstar status in Pakistan.
Mohammad Bashir, a 60-year-old Pakistani cricket fan and a constant presence in India-Pakistan clashes across the globe in the last few years, is huge admirer of Dhoni. In February this year it was reported that Bashir, who was not advised to travel as he had suffered fourth heart attack, had reached Mirpur just watch Dhoni. “Just a week before I left home, I suffered my fourth heart attack - a mild one - and was advised against travelling. But I wouldn't have missed the opportunity to watch my favourite cricketer MS Dhoni play against my countrymen (Pakistan). So I took the flight and came here," the Karachi-born Bashir had said.
Such is the love for Dhoni in Pakistan!