The cross border relations between India and Pakistan is bitter, for donkeys years now!
Peace, love and tranquility seems oceans away.
India is a multi-religion country but there are more Muslims in India than in Pakistan, strange, but it is a fact.
Despite all that, India still maintains its secular self and Indians are proud of that.
India also have many sports, film personalities who are out-an-out Muslims, but that does not stop them from representing the country or put in less effort.
In the past, Mohammad Azharuddin who is a proud Muslim captained India and was a successful captain at that. Sania Mirza has represented India in tennis at the biggest stage. There have been the Khans who have ruled Bollywood since eternity.
During an event in Nagpur, the all-rounder from Baroda shared an interesting incident from his playing days when a girl approached him in Lahore and asked why was he playing for India despite being a Muslim.
“It is a matter of pride for me to play for India. That incident still motivates me to do better. Although there are many moments during my career that do give me reasons to feel proud of my effort,” Pathan was quoted as saying by The Indian Express.
Pathan also recalled the most memorable moment of his career when he was handed over his debut cap by former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly.
Widely regarded as one of the best swing bowlers to have played the game, Pathan represented India in 29 Tests, 120 ODIs and 24 T20Is.