Mohammad Bashir has revealed that MS Dhoni was the reason behind his decision to support India in the recently-concluded final of the Asia Cup.
An unusual sight was witnessed when India and Bangladesh came out to play the final of the Asia Cup. Pakistan’s famous fan Mohammad Bashir was in attendance during the Asia Cup 2018 final between India and Bangladesh. But while that was obviously, what was unusual was that he was seen vociferously cheering for India.
Fondly called Bashir chacha, the super fan matched India’s super fan Sudhir Gautam and other fans voice to voice as they cheered the Men in Blue.
And now Bashir has revealed what prompted him to go to the stadium when Pakistan was not playing and support their arch-rivals. Well, the answer is MS Dhoni. Speaking to a news channel, Bashir revealed a beautiful incident that melted his heart.
“Raat barah baje, kamre ki bell hoti hai Hayat hotel mein. Door kholta hu, samne Dhoni sahab khade hue hai. Hum log same floor pe the. Unhone mujhe bola Chacha naya, brand-new. Aap yeh T-shirt pehen na (The bell rings at midnight, and when I opened the door I saw Dhoni standing outside. We were on the same floor. He handed over the jersey and told me ‘Uncle this brand new T-shirt is for you, do wear it.’),” Bashir recalled.
Here is a snippet showing Mohammad Bashir revealing the incident:
When MS Dhoni gifted his jersey to the hardcore Pakistan cricket fan, Chicago Chacha Before #AsiaCup2018 Final ?
— ?. (@fanmahida) October 7, 2018
Mohammad Bashir is a well-known MS Dhoni fan. Time and again, he has expressed his love for the Indian superstar. In fact, in 2015 he had said he wanted India to win the World Cup even ahead of Pakistan only because of MS Dhoni.