Tuesday ended on another disappointing note for the West Indians who lost the second Test to Pakistan at Abu Dhabi. West Indies lost all the three T20Is that Carlos Brathwaite led and that was followed by another 3-0 whitewash in the ODI series. And it seems the same fate will be followed in Test series as well. The disappointments did not let Brathwaite, who spent time in the reserves in the two Tests so far, make the day for a differently abled Pakistani fan. The gesture speaks volumes of Brathwaite as a human being and this is what the spirit of the game is all about.

Brathwaite, who is the West Indies T20I skipper and the man who became a household name earlier this year after smashing those four iconic sixes in the final over to help his side lay its hand on their second ICC World T20 title, signed a West Indies practice shirt on Monday and gifted it to the differently abled fan. The fan was seen sporting the t-shirt and cheering the proceedings on the final day. He too paid back the gesture by gifting the Barbadian with a bottle of cologne. West Indies Cricket through their official Instagram handle posted the photograph and wrote, “#SpiritOfCricket #SpiritOfHumanity Carlos Brathwaite kindly donated a signed West Indies shirt to a disabled Pakistan and Windies fan! The fan showed his appreciation by giving Carlos a bottle of cologne.”

Brathwaite’s act was hailed by fans and commentators. Even the all-rounder himself who is a firm believer in “do good and good will follow” appreciated the fan’s gesture and posted a picture on Instagram, writing, “Do good and good will follow, thanks for the perfume. The disabled fan I signed a shirt for yesterday touched me by giving me a perfume at the end of play today. If you don’t know any good people, be one. #FaithInHumanityRestored #SpiritOfCricket”

On Monday, after England beat Bangladesh to clinch the Chittagong Test, Joe Root, Stuart Broad and English skipper Alastair Cook consoled a gutted Sabbir Rahman who failed to help his side cross the line. After a series of ugly spats in the tour early on, this was a good gesture by the visitors. Such moments define this great game and Brathwaite has certainly been a good ambassador.