There has been much enthusiasm surrounding the upcoming Asia Cup clash between India and Pakistan. The grounds for excitement have multiplied with a latest report from DNA India that states that perhaps this much-awaited match will be attended by Dawood Ibrahim and his associate.
While the news of the presence of a gangster at a game where Pakistan’s cricket team will be facing their arch-rival isn’t a welcoming one, we begin to wonder who we’d actually love to see at the high voltage game.
Let’s begin with our newly appointed Prime Minister, Imran Khan. Former stellar player and cricket aficionado at heart, Khan’s presence will be uplifting for the team as well as the crowd. After attending the national assembly session today, he will be travelling to Saudi Arabia. What about a brief layover in Dubai to support our national team, Mr. Prime Minister?
Navjot Singh Sidhu
The former Indian cricketer’s recent visit to Pakistan at the inauguration of Prime Minister Imran Khan ignited tempers across the border. Dubai will be a middle ground for him to redeem himself in front of his countrymen; meanwhile Pakistanis will enjoy his quirky commentary and quips.
Tennis star and wife of Shoaib Malik, Sania Mirza is expecting a baby and it’s highly unlikely for her to make an appearance but one can hope. The couple has decided that their child will neither have a Pakistani nor an Indian nationality, but wouldn’t it be lovely to experience vivacity of such magnitude during this prenatal period.
Sushant Singh Rajput
The actor who played the titular role of his cricketing idol Mahendra Singh Dhoni in his biopic always watches big matches keenly wearing an Indian team jersey. Dhoni is part of the Indian squad and we are looking forward to see Sushant cheering for him.
With an anticipatory shout-out to Rishi Kapoor and many other cricket enthusiasts in both the countries, here’s wishing our team good luck!