In the age of commercialism and social media, interactions between cricketers and showbiz personalities have increased to the delight of fans as they get to see the best of both worlds on one stage.
One such interaction has caught the attention of Pakistani fans as Lollywood star Humayun Saeed recently received a special gift from middle-order batsman Umar Akmal.
Taking to Twitter to pen a thank-you note to the 29-year-old, Humayun uploaded a photograph of cricket equipment provided to him by Umar.
The cinematic superstar, an avid fan of cricket, looked forward to using the sporting gear as Umar reciprocated the gratitude by welcoming him. Umar was part of Pakistan’s T20I squad against Sri Lanka but was dismissed for successive golden ducks and subsequently lost his place in the side.