Monday Aug 12, 2019
Most of the Muslim community is celebrating Eid al Adha today, and so are the cricketers hailing from Pakistan and India.
Amid all the political tensions between the two neighbours, the joyous occasion of Eid has provided a bit of respite.
Although Pak-India cricketers have so far steered clear of wishing each other publicly — possibly due to the frayed relations — they have not been shy in wishing their fans and supporters in sending out Eid wishes.
Geo Super has compiled a list of the noteworthy moments that have come out so far.
Fast bowler Umar Gul said "prayers for peace and prosperity", and advised his followers on Twitter to "be gentle on the meat."
Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, one of the more friendly and politically neutral Indian cricketers, wished "Eid Mubarak sab ko (to all)."
All-rounder Shoaib Malik went for a simple "Eid Mubarak dosto (friends)" along with a hugging emoji.
Indian cricketers Yusuf and Irfan Pathan shared a family photo and reminded their followers "to give qurbani to the needy".
The ever dapper Fawad Alam may still be out of the Pakistan side but he was very much in the Eid Mubarak game.
Fiery former cricketer and current BJP parliamentarian Gautam Gambhir also shared multiple Eid Mubarak graphics, which judging by the professional graphics and watermarks on them, were done by his social media team.
All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez's basic Eid Mubarak tweet was perhaps not as interesting as his post-Namaz plans.
But Hafeez's selfie series was probably topped by Afghanistan legspinner Rashid Khan's stylish Eid snap in a park.
Australia's Islamabad-born star Usman Khawaja was "grateful I get to spend Eid with my beautiful wife".