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Indian Tennis star Sania Mirza has highlighted the importance of sports in bringing Pakistan and India closer. In her latest tweet, she appreciated the friendly gesture shared between the two athletes of Pakistan and India at Asian Games 2018.
Arshad Nadeem from Pakistan and Neeraj Chopra from India shook hands and joined heads at the Javelin award ceremony
Sania Mirza vouched for the fact that sport is a significant education that can be given to the children since it builds in them the sportsman spirit that is vital to thriving humanity. She believes thriving the humanitarian aspect is imperative in improving the Pak-India relations.
She wrote: Why I always say the sport is the best ‘education you can provide your child with! Teaches you sportsmanship, equality, respect and most importantly humanity! If only some people can learn this from our champion athletes too!!
Why I always say SPORT is the best ‘education’you can provide your child with! Teaches you sportsmanship,equality ,respect and most importantly humanity! If only some people can learn this from our champion athletes too!! Well done to @Neeraj_chopra1 on the 🥇for 🇮🇳 👏🏽 https://t.co/YhyaRfbI9u
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) August 28, 2018
Her tweet, however, garnered mixed reactions from the people of Pakistan and India. While some endorsed her statement others resorted to bigotry.
The cricketing fraternities of the Pakistan and India have been voicing their demands to organize cricket match series between the two countries that has been suspended for a past few months. The two teams are expected to meet next on September 19th in the next Asia Cup scheduled in the United Arab Emirates.
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Former Indian cricketer, Navjoth Singh Sidhu attended the Oath-taking ceremony of PM Imran Khan and received a warm welcome in Pakistan. He appreciated the hospitality of Pakistanis and reiterated to play his role in rebuilding the sport’s ties between the two countries.
Pakistan and India have been sharing hostile relations with each other. The apparent ban on the Pakistani celebrities in the Indian entertainment industry has further dwindled the limited relationship between the two countries.
Even, Prime Minister Imran Khan is of the view that both the countries should seek the solutions to their problems through dialogue and that people-to-people contact should be encouraged.