The rivalry between India and Pakistan on the political front as well as in cricketing terms is unparalleled to any other rivalry that has existed in sport but at the same time it is also cricket that unites the countries. Players from both nations have spent time together off the field and it’s always a nice moment to savour for the fans.
The two stalwarts of the game have served their nation well and now are enjoying a much deserved time away from the game. A vacation in Dubai could just be what the doctor ordered for the giants.
MS Dhoni recently led the CSK team in the 13th edition of IPL and it was a rather disappointing outing for the men in yellow as they finished second last in the points table. Mahendra Singh Dhoni himself had a poor tournament personally as a batsman and as a captain as well where several moves of his didn’t sail the way he would have liked it to.
On the other hand, Shoaib Malik has just finished off a PSL season which began before the pandemic and was put into hold until last week. His side Peshawar Zalmi were knocked out in the eliminator but Shoiab Malik unlike MS Dhoni had a good season with the bat playing quite a few match winning innings and helped his side reach the playoffs stage of the tournament.
MS Dhoni as we all know famously retired from international cricket recently and is going to feature in only IPL games, the 2021 edition would be his last in all likelyhood. Shoiab Malik has retired from ODIs and Tests long back and features in T20 games alone for Pakistan but has been dropped from the latest squad for the T20s against New Zealand.
Sakshi Singh Dhoni, the wife of MS Dhoni celebrated her birthday on November 19th. The occasion called for a special gathering of friends and the Dhoni family decided to spend the evening with Shoiab Malik and his wife and popular Indian tennis superstar Sania Mirza. The couple have been spending their time in Dubai for a vacation and graced the occasion of Sakshi Singh’s birthday.
The Instagram account of Sania Mirza was loaded with pictures of both the couples and it was a heartening for fans from both the nations to see their heroes getting along well. MS Dhoni and Shoiab Malik are said to be friends for a long time now and fans wish they would continue to be so.