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‘He’s A Great Human Being’, Says Pak Fan ‘Chacha Chicago’ After Dhoni Buys Him Ind-Pak Tickets

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Written by Saurav Bhagat

Former captain of Team India Mahendra Singh Dhoni is unquestionably one of the sport’s biggest players. He has earned many supporters over the last 15 years that MSD has represented the cricket game. Some across Pakistan’s frontier as well. One such fan is Mohammad Bashir, 63 years old, aka ‘Chacha Chicago.’

Dhoni’s ‘Chacha Chicago’ – Mohammad Bashir

Born in Pakistan, Bashir now operates his Chicago hotel and is a huge fan of cricket. Bashir cheers for Team India and MS Dhoni, rather than promoting his motherland Pakistan, is the reason behind it. The relationship between Bashir and MSD started in 2011 when India led the latter in the World Cup.

 

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#mahi7781 #cricket #unity #humekhain

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The game India-Pakistan is a World Cup Level A match. Chacha Chicago had traveled for the clash to Mohali but had no ticket. Dhoni left his way to arrange for him a ticket, and Bashir was watching the game. Eight years have gone by and their bond remains.

In England, MSD also appears to have taken care of his India vs Pakistan ticket. “I came here yesterday and saw people willing to pay as much as 800-900 pounds for a ticket. Chicago’s return ticket costs the same. I don’t have to fight for a match ticket thanks to Dhoni,” an elated Bashir informed London journalists.

The Proud Chacha Chicago says:

 

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An exception… “I still love Pak, but I love #India more now. Want India to win”. – #ChachaChicago #INDvPAK

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Contacting Dhoni may be a job for his loved ones, but Bashir proudly claims to be in frequent contact with MSD. “I don’t call him because he’s so busy. I just keep in touch with text messages. Long before I came here, Dhoni assured me of a ticket. He’s a great human being. I can’t believe of anyone else doing what he’s done for me since the 2011 Mohali game. Imagine I get a ticket for free when most people would pay a fortune for it. I’ve received a special gift for him this moment and I hope to offer it to him.”

Bashir has created friends around the globe traveling around the world and one of them is the superfan Sudhir of Team India. Interestingly, both of them share the same Manchester hotel. “I’m booking the space and we’re staying together. I’m doing all right (financially) thanks to Allah and that’s the least I can do for a friend. I’ve just given Sudhir a phone and it made him really happy.”

 

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#India #humakhain #cricketlover

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When asked about his deteriorating health after 3 heart strokes, he says:

“It is not easy with my medical condition. Ab toh aisa lagta hain jab tak cricket chal rahi tab tak saasen chal rahi hain.”

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I love Chai and Parle-G together!

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