Despite missing out on a spot in the Indian World Cup team due to KL Rahul’s return, Sanju Samson hasn’t let that keep him from enjoying cricket’s festive spirit. In a heartwarming gesture transcending borders, Sanju was recently spotted sharing a candid moment with Pakistan’s Vice-Captain, Shadab Khan, in Dubai.
The occasion? A special event by logistics giant DP World, where the coveted ODI World Cup trophy was showcased for its employees. The picture, originally shared by Sanju on his Instagram story, soon went viral, showing the camaraderie between the cricketers from rival nations.
DP World’s official Instagram account further celebrated the event, captioning, “As the excitement for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup builds, we were thrilled to showcase the official trophy at our headquarters. It was an added treat for our staff to spend quality time with Shadab Khan and Sanju Samson, interacting with these cricketing icons. We’re fully immersed in the cricket fever sweeping India!”
For context, Sanju had been the reserve wicketkeeper during the Asia Cup. However, his departure to the UAE might be connected to KL Rahul’s return. On a related note, Pakistan’s cricket team, with Shadab as a key player capable of both batting and delivering ten crucial overs, has landed in India for the World Cup. They’re gearing up for a warm-up match against New Zealand.