Former legendary Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar gifts Pakistani batter Babar Azam a signed cap as his birthday present.
Azam met Sunil Gavaskar at a get-together at Matthew Hayden’s house in Australia. The legendary Indian batter wished him a birthday and shared batting tips with him. Later, Babar Azam clicked a picture with Gavaskar and asked for a memento. Gavaskar signed a cap for the Pakistani skipper. Gavaskar was heard guiding Babar Azam about the shot selection in the matches. The pictures of the interaction between the two cricketers took social media by storm in India and Pakistan alike.
Babar Azam 🇵🇰 meets Sunil Gavaskar 🇮🇳
❤️ 🏏 ❤️#T20WorldCup | #WeHaveWeWill pic.twitter.com/aYaB8lu6TJ
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) October 17, 2022
Cricket fans from India praised Babar Azam for showing respect and humility while meeting Sunil Gavaskar. Many Indian fans asserted that Babar Azam is the new brand ambassador of Pakistan Cricket. The cricketing world always respects and looks to Babar for revolutionizing Pakistan’s cricket not only with his spectacular performances and records but for his humbleness and respectful attitude.
Excellent gesture. One legend gifting a memento to the modern legend. What a picture.
🇮🇳 Cricket unites talent 🇵🇰#BabarAzam𓃵 #T20WorldCup2022
— Rohan Pramod Manoor (@rohanmanoor) October 17, 2022
🗣️ "If you're doing nothing, just sit & watch #BabarAzam𓃵 & you won't get bored"
One of the finest voices of cricket talks about one of the finest player of cricket.
When was the last time a Pakistani batsman was praised to this extent internationally?pic.twitter.com/8HAkOiYfOB
— Team Babar Azam (@Team_BabarAzam) October 17, 2022
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Earlier, another former Indian cricketer Harsha Bhogle heaped praise for Babar Azam. In a video going viral on social media, Bhogle was heard saying that watch Babar Azam batting if you have got nothing to do, you won’t get bored.
Shaheen Shah Afridi, who has returned to Pakistan Cricket Team after his injury, was seen taking bowling tips from Indian bowler Muhammad Shami. Both the pacers met at the practice session in Australia. Players exchanged pleasantries. While speaking to International Cricket Council, Shaheen Shah Afridi said it ‘since it was the first injury of his career, it was difficult to stay away for him to stay away from the team’. “Feeling great to be back on the ground after two months,” Afridi said while speaking with the International Cricket Council on Monday.
“I missed the series in New Zealand and England, but I’m now very excited,” the fast bowler said.