- Dec 11, 2023
- Jul 8, 2023
After so many issues and dilemmas regarding the visa, Pakistan finally landed in India for the ODI World Cup 2023. The Pakistani players along with coaches, and support staff landed in Hyderabad for their practice session and warmup games. The former World Champions were welcomed royally by the Indians in the airport in Hyderabad. Pakistan players have started their practice sessions ahead of the big tournament.
Pakistani captain Babar Azam was seen practicing in the stadium. The 28-year-old was seen doing some drills to enable himself to contribute well. Babar was seen warming up for practicing. The focus seemed to be on the fitness part of the batter. Along with the Pakistani captain, there were other players as well, who were seen practicing their skills ahead of the warmup games.
Babar Azam is having a bit of tricky period currently. In the Asia Cup 2023, Pakistan could not perform as well as they would have liked to and crashed out of the Super 4 stage of the tournament by losing to the likes of Sri Lanka and India. Following the loss against Sri Lanka in the tournament, there was huge criticism and frustration from the fans, experts, former cricketers, and everyone else.
On social media, the allegations of rift between Shaheen Afridi and Babar became viral. The alleged dressing room conversation between the two led to worry of the fans. Afridi cleared the air by posting an image of himself and Babar. Further, the reports claimed that Babar Azam was caught by Lahore traffic police for violating rules and was found without a proper driving license upon investigation.
Pakistani players finally got their visas for the tournament and landed in Hyderabad. Before the Asia Cup 2023, many considered Pakistan to be one of the favorites to win the tournament. After Naseem Shah got ruled out of the tournament, the bowling of Pakistan seems to have got a hit. The young pacer was one of the best bowlers in ODIs in the last few months.
Here’s how the fans reacted to the news:
Best of luck Babar Azam
— Muazam Khan (@MuazamKhan804) September 28, 2023
Practice for what 😂 Out to phir bhi First ball per hona ha isny 😂😂
— Alpha Sports (@alpha_X22) September 28, 2023
He is actually looking at flat tracks of Mohali😭
— AHم AR〽️🎗️ (@Anonymous_56_Aa) September 28, 2023
King azam for world 👑
— M🚩 (@staaa_plarrr) September 28, 2023
Krne do, but we are winning
— Amit Kankar (@AmitSha0004) September 28, 2023
Babar Azam practicing to get bashed by India
— Kanhaiya Lal Saran (@SaranKL_) September 28, 2023
First time in India! Pakistan will get to know about India and Indian Fans goodness
— World Stats & Index (@statsfeed_india) September 28, 2023
Gulabi Dil Babar bhai ,,💓
— Md Zishan Alam (@izishan7) September 28, 2023
Bhai jaan khana kaisa laga? 🤣
— Dennis🕸 (@DenissForReal) September 28, 2023
— Wali Rehman (@walirehman903) September 28, 2023
Babar be like – itna aacha stadium maine apne sapne mai nhi dekha 😂😂😂
— ASHISH (@Ashish87652264) September 28, 2023