Now, India have beaten Pakistan every time they have met each other in the women’s one-day international. India’s latest win came in the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup that is being played in England. India defeated Pakistan by 95 runs to continue with their winning streak in the tournament.
But, there is no love lost between these two arch-rivals. Players have shown respect on and off the field for their opponent. One such story of mutual respect and inspiration came from Kainat Imtiaz, the budding Pakistani cricketer.
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“Let me share a story with you all. In 2005 I saw the Indian team for the 1st time as the Asia Cup was held in Pakistan. I was the ball picker during the tournament… I saw @jhulangoswami. The fastest bowler of that time. I was so impressed that I chose cricket as a career. Specifically fast bowling. It’s a proud moment for me as after 12 years today in 2017 I am playing this ODI World Cup with one of my inspirations and getting more inspired……. (sic).”
Let me share a story with you all. In 2005 i saw the Indian team for the 1st time as the Asia cup was held in Pakistan. I was the ball picker during the tornament… I saw @jhulangoswami. The fastest bowler of that time. I was so impressed that i chose cricket as a career. Specificly fast bowling. 😍 Its a proud moment for me as after 12 years today in 2017 i am playing this ODI World Cup with one of my inspirations and getting more inspired……. 😍❤
This was written by Kainat on her social media post with a picture with Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami. She realised her dream on Sunday in the match between Pakistan and India.
The 25-year-old is still fresh to the international cricket having played only six one-day internationals and one T20 international. But her inspiration Goswami is a veteran having played 158 ODIs in which she has taken 186 wickets, the highest in women’s cricket history.
Fundamentally on the people to people level, there is a great connect between the people of the two countries, and this picture represents that. It is only the continued terrorism from Pakistan which is the biggest impediment and it’s time young people in Pakistan force their government to shun this policy.