After the World Cup 2021, India-Pakistan are going to play a match on August 28 for the first time. Both the teams have reached Dubai to participate in the Asia Cup. On Wednesday, Team India also did the first practice session. During this, former Team India captain Virat Kohli met Pakistan captain Babar Azam. He shook hands with Babur and encouraged him by turning his back.
BCCI has shared its video on social media. Apart from Kohli, other players including Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Dinesh Karthik and Arshdeep Singh were also seen in the video. Chahal and Hardik met Afghanistan players. Babar is currently one of the top batsmen in the world. At the same time, Kohli is currently struggling for form.
Babar had encouraged Virat
During the tour of England, when Virat Kohli was constantly flopping with the bat. Then Babar Azam boosted the morale of Virat Kohli. He tagged Kohli by sharing a post on social media. In this post, Babar had written- ‘This time too will pass, keep courage.’ This post of Babar was well liked. Replying to this post, Virat wrote, ‘Thank you, keep moving forward and keep shining. Best wishes to you.
All eyes will be on Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli has been struggling with his form for a long time. Even on the tour of England, he could not show anything special. In such a situation, everyone’s eyes will be on his return in the very first match against Pakistan. It has been more than 1 thousand days since his century came off his bat.
In an interview to Star Sports on Wednesday, Kohli said, ‘What happened in England in 2014 was a different thing. Now I have improved a lot in my shot selection and I am not facing any problem in batting now. I know what I’m doing. You can’t go this far in your international career without batting well. You have to be prepared to face the odds on the field and different bowling styles. I know there will be ups and downs in my career, I will come out of such phases as well. My experience is very important for me.