Brisbane: An Indian taxi driver refused to take money from Pakistani cricketers in Brisbane during the team’s first Test against Australia recently.

According to a video clip shared by ABC’s radio show “Commentator Cam”, this story was narrated by radio host Alison Mitchell to former Australian fast bowler Mitchell Johnson.

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This heartwarming story was well appreciated by netizens who hailed the Indian taxi driver for ferrying the cricketers for free. In return the players offered him dinner.

The Pakistan cricketers hired the taxi from their team hotel to go to an Indian restaurant. He had picked up five Pakistani players including Shaheen Shah Afridi, Yasir Shah and Naseem Shah.

The same taxi driver later picked Alison and he narrated the story to her during the ride. Alison said that the driver showed her a picture of him with the Pakistan players at a dinner table in a restaurant.

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“He showed the photograph on his phone of him sitting at the table at the restaurant with five members of the Pakistan cricket team,” she said.

Former India spinner Bishan Singh Bedi tweeted, "Lovely humane story..!!".

In the opening Test at Brisbane’s Gabba, Australia defeated Pakistan by an innings and five runs on Sunday (November 24). The hosts collected 60 points for the win. The second and final Test of the series will be played in Adelaide from November 29. This will be a day/night game.