Asia Cup 2018: Pakistan’s Chacha Chicago sponsors Indian superfan’s UAE trip

first_imgSudhir Gautam is known to the world as Team India’s superfan and can be seen cheering for the Men in Blue in cricket stadiums all across the world.But coming from a humble background, Sudhir finds it very difficult to follow the team around the globe on tours every time and has to rely on financial help from his idol Sachin Tendulkar, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and other India players from time to time.India vs Pakistan Asia Cup 2018: Live ScoreAt the Asia Cup 2018 however, Sudhir got help from across the border to reach United Arab Emirates, where the six-team tournament is being played.Sudhir’s Pakistani counterpart, Bashir Chacha a.k.a Chacha Chicago, helped him out with the flight tickets, food and stay in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.Cricket is Beyond Borders. So is Fandom. With Chicago Chacha, Pakistan Chacha, Shoaib Tiger of Bangladesh for #AsiaCup2018 #Friends #Sachin #Bangladesh #Pakistan pic.twitter.com/J1gaffAJoYSudhir Kumar Gautam (@Sudhir10dulkar) September 17, 2018″It’s pure love. You know money will come and go with Allah’s grace. I told Sudhir you just come here and I will take care of everything. I am not a rich person but my heart is as big as an ocean. If I help you, Allah will be happy,” Bashir Chacha told www.xtratime.in from the UAE.Sudhir added: “I handled the visa, chacha handled the tickets just for me to cheer for Team India. Chachaji also took care of everything, including the hotel and my food.”advertisementIndia and Pakistan will meet for the first time since the ICC Champions Trophy final last year on September 19 in Dubai.While India were comprehensively beaten in that game, Sudhir has no doubt that Rohit Sharma’s team will be able to avenge that defeat and go on to lift the Asia Cup.”We lost the Champions Trophy final against them last year but 2018 is ours. We will take revenge against them here and Asia Cup is ours,” Sudhir said.Interestingly, Bashir Chacha will also be happy if India win the match on Wednesday since Pakistan had won the Champions Trophy final.”India and Pakistan game will happen every year. Last time we won [Champions Trophy final] and this time I will be happy if you win the game,” Bashir said.last_img read more