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Friday, Dec 13, 2019

Pakistan cricketers’ heartwarming gesture to Indian taxi driver wins hearts

English commentator Alison Mitchell narrated the story to former Aussie fast bowler Mitchell Johnson during a live radio broadcast.

cricket Updated: Nov 26, 2019 08:32 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Pakistan cricketers having dinner with Indian taxi driver.
Pakistan cricketers having dinner with Indian taxi driver.(Twitter)
         

Pakistan failed to win the first Test against Australia at Gabba in Brisbane. But some of the members of the team managed to win hearts with a sweet gesture to an Indian taxi driver in Australia. English commentator Alison Mitchell narrated the story to former Aussie fast bowler Mitchell Johnson during a live radio broadcast involving five Pakistan cricketers including leggie Yasir Shah, seamer Shaheen Afridi and youngster Naseem Shah and an Indian taxi driver.

Mitchell said: “A couple of days ago, he was called to the Pakistan team hotel and picked up five of the Pakistan players. They wanted to go to an Indian restaurant for a meal. He drove them to an Indian restaurant.”

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She further added that the taxi driver refused to accept the taxi fares, when the Pakistan cricketers tried to pay him. Impressed by the generous act, the players invited him for a dinner with them.

“He showed the photograph on his phone of him sitting at the table at the restaurant with five members of the Pakistan cricket team,” she added.

The video of Allison telling the story to Johnson immediately went viral on the social media. 

 

 

Australia picked up an easy win by an innings and 5 runs in the first Test to take 1-0 lead in the Test series. Marnus Labuschagne, who smashesd 185 runs in the first innings, was the man of the match in the match. The two teams will square off once again from Friday this week in the 2nd Test.