At a time when jingoist frenzy is trying hard to depict Sunday's Champions Trophy title clash between India and Pakistan as nothing short of war, a photograph personifying innocence and cuteness has simply melted millions of hearts.
The photo of ace Indian cricketer M.S. Dhoni carrying the little son of Pakistani skipper Safaraz Ahmed and the responses it received on social media underscore humanity's triumph over man-made borders and rivalry.
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The photo went viral on social media even as countdown began for the big game at the Oval, London.
“Dhoni holding Sarfaraz Ahmed's son. The picture says it all. This is subcontinent. We share identical cultures and life styles,” a Twitter user commented, while sharing the photo.
"Refreshing to see Dhoni with Sarfaraz Ahmed's baby when others his age struggle to grow up and learn how to handle a sport,” reads another comment.