New Delhi: After Pakistan's exit from the ICC World Twenty20, famous cricket fan Bashir Ahmed will be rooting for India in Mohali on Sunday.
According to a report on Mid-Day, the Pakistani cricket fan was at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium on Saturday to support the Men in Blue as they prepared for their knockout match against Australia.
Wearing a t-shirt with with a 'Dhoni miss you' message and the skipper's photo, Ahmed waved the 'tiranga' that he had borrowed from Indian fans.
He was seen chanting ‘India jeetega’ and ‘Love you Dhoni’ from the gallery above the Indian team's dressing room.
Bashir was so loud that Dhoni himself requested him to reduce the volume.
In 2014, the Indian captain had arranged a complimentary pass (Asia Cup) for a die-hard Pakistani cricket fan who traveled all the way from Chicago to support his team.
Although Pakistan were knocked out in the group stage, Bashir stayed back to watch India play the finals.
"I was watching India`s training session but I didn`t have any tickets. Dhoni is familiar with my face as he has seen me before the Champions Trophy`s Indo-Pak game in Birmingham. I told him that I don`t have a ticket to watch the finals.
"Dhoni then called some "Kaka" (trainer Ramesh Mane or `Mane Kaka`) and told him to arrange for my ticket. Kaka promptly gave me a complimentary pass. I am completely moved by his gesture," the new "Chacha Pakistani" had said.