Viral Photo: MS Dhoni's 'Pakistani fan' proves cricket has no boundaries

Updated: 03 January, 2017 11:50 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

Image of India limited overs skipper MS Dhoni's Pakistani fan at Melbourne Cricket Ground goes viral on social media with fans from both sides of the border expressing their love for the man and the game

MS Dhoni's Pakistani fan rocks the internetA supporter of the Pakistani team caught on camera wearing Pakistan’s ODI team jersey with Indian limited-overs skipper MS Dhoni’s name and number on it during Day 2 of the Boxing Day Test between Australia and Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday. Pic/Twitter

MS Dhoni is one the most popular cricketers in the world. And it was proved once again when a cricket lover wore a jersey with the Indian limited-overs skipper's name and number. But the twist in the tale was that while the jersey was a Pakistani ODI one, the name and lucky no 7 on the back belonged to Dhoni.

The fan, who was spotted at the MCG during the second Test between Australia and Pakistan, created quite stir and his image has gone viral on social media.

While the rivalry between the Indian and Pakistani teams is one of the fiercest in world cricket, the fans share a common love for the game and each others players and have even braved jail to express their love for their idols. While at the beginning of the year, a Virat Kohli fan was arrested in Pakistan for hoisting the Indian flag, recently a Shahid Afridi fan was arrested in India for sporting a Pakistan jersey.

Since making his debut in 2004, Dhoni has been one of India's most successful cricketers and captains. He has scored 4876 and 9110 runs in Tests and ODIs respectively. Under his leadership, the Men of Blue have also won the ICC World T20 in 2007, World Cup in 2011, ICC Champions Trophy in 2013 and also reached the top of the Test rankings in 2009.


First Published: 29 December, 2016 13:36 IST

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