India skipper Rohit Sharma and Pakistan captain Babar Azam talked about how players of both sides approach the game against each other. While Sharma was at his hilarious best, Azam praised the Indian captain and said that he has learned a lot from him and the more they learn from him it’ll be better for them.
Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam talk about the game between India and Pakistan
The T20 World Cup 2022 is about to begin. The tournament will begin from 16th October with the qualifier stage followed by the Super 12 stage of the event that will take place from 22nd October.
With just a day remaining for the event, captains of all the teams attended the press conference and posed for group pictures. Talking about India and Pakistan, the arch-rivals will begin their campaign again each other on October 23rd.
The match between them has always been a high-octane clash and it is expected that it’ll be a thriller this time around too. The last time these two clashed in the World Cup, it saw Pakistan thumping India by 10 wickets.
As they are set to clash once again, they were asked about their approach towards the game, Babar began by praising Rohit and said that he always tries to learn from the Indian skipper as he’s played a lot of cricket. He said:
“Ye (Rohit) bade hai mujhse, main koshish karta hu inse experience lu kyuki inhone itna serve kia hua hai toh jitni zyada sikhi jay wo accha hai hamare lie. (Rohit Sharma is older than me. I try to take as much experience as possible from him as he has been playing for a long time.)”
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After Babar Azam showed respect towards Rohit, the Indian skipper then revealed the conversation players of two teams engage in. He was at his hilarious best and said:
“We Understand the importance of the game, but there’s no point in just talking about it all the time and creating pressure on yourself. Whenever we meet, like recently we did during the Asia Cup before meeting here in Australia, we ask each other ‘How are things at home?’, ‘How’s the family?’ and all that. Whenever I meet players from Pakistan, this is what we usually talk about,”
“The previous generation players, our seniors, who have played before us have also told us to keep talking and indulging. We talk about our homes, and our lives, like which new car have purchased, or which new car are you going to purchase (laughs). That is what we talk about,”
Here’s the video:
Rohit Sharma 🤝🏽 Babar Azam
— Grassroots Cricket (@grassrootscric) October 15, 2022