On Saturday, the highly anticipated Asia Cup 2023 match between Pakistan and India is scheduled to take place at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
This intense match between the two neighbors is more than just a cricket match because it is a global event that millions of fans are tuning into.
This particular match is particularly significant because it gives both teams a chance to practice their tactics before the 2023 World Cup.
Virat Kohli, the former Indian captain, was recently thanked by Babar Azam in a brief video posted by an official broadcaster of the Asia Cup 2023.
The all-format captain talked about how it made him feel to receive praise from someone with the great batting reputation of India, and how it boosted his confidence in cricket.
“I approached him during the World Cup of 2019. He was at his best, and he is still at his best. I believed I ought to learn a few things from him,” Babar Azam said.
The broadcaster additionally shared a clip from 2022 in which Kohli praised Babar’s dependability and his humble demeanor despite the fact that he was one of the best batters in the world.
Azam’s character and enjoyment of watching him play were mentioned by the 34-year-old Indian cricketer, who noted that such qualities encourage people.
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— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) August 31, 2023