Pakistan captain Babar Azam has shared that pictures of him and Indian skipper Rohit Sharma laughing during the official photoshoot for the T20 World Cup 2022 were supposed to be ‘serious’ but it happened differently.
Arch-rivals India and Pakistan will meet in the Super 12 round of the ICC event in a Group 2 clash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, October 23 as well. However, in the build-up to the T20 World Cup 2022, pictures of Babar and Rohit laughing and having fun during the official photo session went viral in no time.
In a video posted on ICC’s official Instagram handle, Babar Azam explained: “(During the photoshoot), we were taking some headshots with a serious and aggressive face. During such shoots, when one is looking eye to eye at someone else, after a point invariably we break into some laughter. That’s what happened there. It was a nice funny moment.”
The bonding between Indian and Pakistani players are really better and it was seen during the Asia Cup as well. Cricketers from both teams had great interactions with each other as well.
At a press conference a day ahead of the match, he said: “Off the field, we always meet in a good way. We understand and discuss things, which is what sportsman spirit is all about. It’s not just with India. We have a good bond with other teams as well. These things help us on the field as well. On the field, everyone gives their 100 percent for the country, but off the field, things are very cordial.”
Earlier, talking about the same, Rohit Sharma had said: “Whenever we meet – we chatted during the Asia Cup as well – we always talk about our families and all. We talk about life, which new car did you buy? And so on. Even the previous generation that played told us that they too discussed the same stuff.”