Ahead of the mother of all battles on the Father’s day — the India vs Pakistan ICC Champions Trophy 2017 final — Team India wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni got clicked with his Pakistan counterpart Sarfraz Ahmed’s son. A picture of Dhoni and little Abdullah was doing the rounds on the social media on the eve of the epic clash. It was shared by the renowned journalist Rajdeep Sardesai through his official Twitter handle. Sardesai, who is also in England to cover the tournament, posted the picture with an accompanying caption that read: “A nice pic ahead of the Champions Trophy finals. @msdhoni with Sarfraz Ahmed baby: sports beyond boundaries!! #IndVsPak” FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Pakistan, ICC Champions Trophy 2017 – Final at The Oval

It was a heart-warming gesture on the two cricketers’ part, as they represent teams that have long shared a tumultuous relationship. For India and Pakistan fans, an Indo-Pak game is nothing less than war. Ahead of any game between these two teams, the social media fan armies of the two respective teams get into the act and never leave any chance of pulling each others’ teams down. Hopefully, this act of Dhoni and Sarfraz will help mellow things down between the fans of the two sides.

India and Pakistan will take on each other in the final at The Oval on Sunday. Both Virat Kohli and Sarfraz are leading their sides in their first ever ICC event final. Dhoni, however, has tonnes of experience behind him, leading India to wins in World T20 2007, World Cup 2011 and the Champions Trophy in 2013. Come Sunday, and he would look to bring all his experience on the table.