'Tis the week of love. And as one of the greatest writers of all time, Leo Tolstoy puts it, "We are asleep until we fall in love".
If you think this is a post about the cricket romantic kinda love, I'm sorry to disappoint you. That's for another day. This one's about the moments when we witnessed the romantic sides of our cricketers, the very few awww-spiring moments we rarely get to see on a cricket field. So, here we go:
#4 When Zaheer Khan was clean bowled in the dressing room
It was Day 3 of the 3rd Test match of the TVS Cup between India and Pakistan in Bangalore. The match was evenly poised as India were 121-1 in response to Pakistan's 570 in the first innings. Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid were in the middle for India. But for a brief moment, it was Zaheer Khan who made the crowd go crazy and stole the show.
It all started when the camera caught a female fan expressing her love for Zaheer Khan with a placard saying "Zaheer Khan I love you". She followed it up with a flying kiss to which Zaheer couldn't help but blush. The camera crew was quick to respond, and instantly Zaheer was on the giant screen blushing while Yuvraj Singh pulled his leg.
To everyone's surprise, Zaheer made a beautiful gesture and blew a kiss back towards the fan which made her blush as well. As the crowd cheered and applauded, Ravi Shastri uttered the words, "Well done young girl... You have made an impression."
As everything was on the giant screen, even the players on the field were seen grinning to what transpired to be a spontaneous, beautiful gesture from one of the most eligible bachelors of the time in Indian cricket.