India and Pakistan are known as arch-rivals on and off the cricket pitch and don’t see eye to eye. The political rivalry between the two neighboring countries has severely affected the game of cricket as the teams haven’t featured in a bilateral series against each other since 2012. India and Pakistan lock horns against each other only in Asia Cup and the tournaments hosted by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
However, there is a ray of hope for better relations between both nations as troubled times due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic seem to have broken the ice. India has been severely affected by the Covid-19 as the new strain has caused a medical emergency in the country. India is fighting a tough battle as the virus is proving to be more contagious and the country is reporting over three lakh cases daily.
Seeing the plight of India, many notable personalities from Pakistan have extended their support to the country. Previously Prime Minister Imran Khan and former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar tweeted for the people. The latest to join the bandwagon is Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam.
Azam took to his official Twitter handle to show solidarity with the people of India and prayed for their speedy recovery. He also urged the Indian citizens to follow all the guidelines by the health officials to curb the spread of the virus. Along with the kind words, Babar shared a picture of Burj Khalifa that flashed the message, ‘Stay Strong India.’
“Prayers with the people of India in these catastrophic times. It’s time to show solidarity and pray together. I also request all the people out there to strictly follow SOPs, as it’s for our safety only. Together we can do it” Babar Azam tweeted.