In pictures: Cricket brings together Pakistani, Indian fans across borders
Given the frosty ties between both countries, the teams have recently only played each other in major world tournaments.
Dawn.com Published June 16, 2019
Pakistan vs India matches are hotly anticipated by cricket fans on both sides of the border as well as around the world. Given the two countries' frosty relations, the two teams have only been playing each other in major world tournaments, making this World Cup clash a rarity.
The World Cup 2019 group stage match between the two teams was sold out just hours after the tickets went on sale for the 26,000-capacity Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester. Millions more were tuned in to catch the action broadcast on TV sets and cellphones.
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Jun 16, 2019 08:37pm
Congratulations for High Quality Image, I believe in Friendship between India and Pakistan. Amit Agarwal
Jun 16, 2019 08:39pm
The look of Tendulkar fan represents India's image quite well.
Jun 16, 2019 09:39pm
@bhaRAT©, you should be more concerned about Pakistan’s image on the word stage!
Jun 16, 2019 10:15pm
Pakistani cricket players look physically weak.
Jun 16, 2019 10:26pm
@Amit Agarwal, respect from Pakistan..... Hope your dream comes true.
Jun 16, 2019 10:27pm
Sarfaraz,Shoaib,Hafeez are goners after the world cup!Infuse some new talent if Pakistan has to stay in international cricket!
Jun 16, 2019 10:27pm
Good team on both side , well playing, hope pak do little more better
Jun 16, 2019 10:47pm
@RationalBabu , If you really must compare, then despite our problems, its still better than the mess of open defecation and unsafe for women.
Jun 16, 2019 10:48pm
Thank you Dawn for such beautiful images.
Jun 16, 2019 10:53pm
@bhaRAT©, better than Faisal Shehzad
Jun 16, 2019 11:09pm
@Rat You are lazy and always will be about superficial appearance and will never look inside
Jun 16, 2019 11:12pm
@RationalBabu , Its your fragile self-esteem that makes you think he is not your country's image!
Jun 16, 2019 11:16pm
Jun 16, 2019 11:39pm
It is so good to watch both team playing and giving their 100%. Wonderful pictures captured by Dawn.com.. at least cricket brings people from both sides together..
Jun 17, 2019 12:12am
Nice picks..thanks dawn..
Jun 17, 2019 12:18am
Dawn,you are simply great..than you ..thank you..
Jun 17, 2019 12:22am
As an Indian who likes a well spirited contest ...why cannot pakistan have some good match winners and have consistency in their games....why can't it produces players like Imran, Javed, Akram, waqar etc anymore
Jun 17, 2019 12:29am
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Jun 17, 2019 01:53am
Images have captured the perfect mood on both sides of the border as well as in the stadium. Excellent choice of photos within a short span. Well done Dawn! Keep it up. Congratulations.
Jun 17, 2019 02:33am
Dawn is in a class of its own when presenting imagery of the events in or about the sub-continent. Thank you Dawn for these beautiful images.
Jun 17, 2019 03:05am
@Anil Kumar, yes well said great knock bye sharma
Jun 17, 2019 03:35am
Great job India for excellent batting and bowling.
Jun 17, 2019 05:51am
Superb pictures and superb reporting by Dawn. Let's hope we can get along and be good neighbors. Cricket rivalry is great between the two neighbors. Please give friendship a chance too. Life will get even more fun.
Jun 17, 2019 06:42am
good to see the two countries side by side on the same ground..love from India
Jun 17, 2019 06:58am
Indian cricketers could have played better. But pressure on teams actually deviate players of both the teams from their real rhythm.
Jun 17, 2019 07:19am
Amazing pics, thanks Dawn! Indian and Pakistan cricket fans behave better than the politicians
Jun 17, 2019 07:46am
@rizwan, Sarfaraz has brought back from the brink of exclusion of tournament after Misbah and Azhar, also wont the ICC cup 2 yrs back. Why you are dragging him
Jun 17, 2019 08:03am
Great work done by Dawn, good pictures.
Jun 17, 2019 08:56am
10 - 0
Jun 17, 2019 09:08am
@bhaRAT©, sour grapes.
Jun 17, 2019 09:51am
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Jun 17, 2019 11:15am
Beautiful crowd from both nations, congrats to india
Jun 17, 2019 11:36am
Awesome. Thanks DAWN. you are up to the mark as always.
Jun 17, 2019 12:10pm
Beautifully captured. Wish indian media could do such reporting...
Jun 17, 2019 12:48pm
Thank you for the great pictures DAWN, Very heartening to watch !
Jun 17, 2019 01:03pm
very colorful and passionate images from both sides.
Jun 17, 2019 01:33pm
Great Pics . Enjoyed the camaraderi between the crowds of both nations at the statium. We now need to reverse the enmity of 70 years in politics and bring about lasting peace .This is possible by bringing fresh thinking on old entrenched positions.
Jun 17, 2019 01:58pm
One of the best !!!!! Hearty Thanks to the Authorities of Dawn
Jun 17, 2019 02:39pm
I watched the match live yesterday in old Trafford. I struck perfect rapport with Pakistani fans in the stands. On the night prior to the match day, I had dinner in a Pakistani restaurant at Manchester. Though a vegetarian,I had no difficulties in choosing delicious vegetarian dishes from an impressive,elaborate spread. I simply fell in love with the delicious desert, Firni. I had a couple of pictures taken with fans from across the border. Elsewhere in the stadium, it was nice to see youngsters from India and Pakistan vigorously engaged in 'Bangra' ,dancing together to the tune of Punjabi pop. Altogether pleasant memories which i will cherish for ever.
Jun 17, 2019 03:54pm
@shamsheer malik, - Very correctly said.
Jun 17, 2019 04:37pm
Congratulations to team India as well as good luck to Pakistan
Jun 17, 2019 04:44pm
@BHARAT©, have you thought that a man even looking like him is capable of affording all these international trips & tickets...
Jun 17, 2019 04:56pm
My heart went out to Shoab Malik after being bowled first ball, the look on his face said it all
Jun 17, 2019 05:58pm
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