Pakistani fans impressed with Shikhar Dhawan’s friendly message for Shoaib Malik
Malik had met with a horrific injury on the field during the recently concluded 4th ODI against New Zealand.
Published - Jan 18, 2018 7:39 pm | Updated - Jan 18, 2018 7:39 pm
Team India opener Shikhar Dhawan recently expressed his concerns for veteran Pakistani batsman Shoaib Malik. And now, the Pakistani fans seem to have loved the gesture made by the Indian opener on the social media. Malik had met with a horrific injury on the field during the recently concluded 4th ODI against New Zealand. The action had perspired during the 32nd over of the Pakistani innings.
Malik, who was facing Mitchell Santner in that over, managed to nurdle the ball around for a run. He was batting without a helmet. Little did he expect that the throw from the fielder will end up crashing on to his skull. The ball came in with force and hit Malik on his head. Such immense was the force of the ball that it moved to the boundary ropes. The ricochet of the ball indicated that the ball was indeed ‘traveling’.
Shoaib Malik fell on to the ground almost immediately after the point of impact. He did manage to get back on his feet after the incident and batted for a couple of deliveries more before getting dismissed. However, he did not participate in the match any further. Later, the scans revealed that Shoaib Malik suffered from delayed concussions.
Much to the of the cricket fraternity, Malik is fine now and had recently confirmed the same about his health. The wishes came in pouring for the senior cricketer from all corners. Among the many who wished Malik a speedy recovery, there was a certain Shikhar Dhawan. The cricketers of India and Pakistan are known to be fierce rivals on the field. But they do share good relations whilst off the field.
And Shikhar’s tweet for Shoaib Malik only confirmed the same. He hoped for a speedy recovery of the Pakistani batsman. The Pakistani fans absolutely loved the message that Shikhar posted for Malik. They showered the tweet with friendly responses and thanked the Indian opener for showing his concerns. Currently Shikhar Dhawan is with the Indian team in South Africa for a full tour. On the other hand, Shoaib is in New Zealand with the Men in Green for limited overs assignment.
Here is how the Pakistani fans reacted to Shikhar’s tweet:
— Shoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) January 18, 2018
Grt to see love between Indian and Pakistani players .well done Gabbar paji
— ASAD ALI. (@ASADALI32) January 18, 2018
— Aamir Khan (@AamirKhan_2) January 18, 2018
Thank you for the prayers.
— Yasir Mushtaq (@realyasir18) January 18, 2018
wow..its a good to see u such a great sportsman spirit.
have a good life @SDhawan25..
respect from ??????
— Muhammad Usman (@usman_dona) January 18, 2018
Thanks paaa jii
— Babar Azam fc (@Aliwaghra) January 18, 2018