Babar Azam and Virat Kohli recently showcased their mutual admiration, highlighting the profound respect that exists beyond cricket’s rivalries and achievements.
The Asia Cup 2023 has finally arrived, setting the cricketing world on fire. The Multan Cricket Stadium saw an electrifying match between Pakistan and Nepal, where Pakistan emerged victorious by a staggering 238 runs.
But the real spectacle awaits on September 2, as the cricket world eagerly anticipates the colossal showdown between arch-rivals India and Pakistan at the enchanting Kandy in Sri Lanka. This clash transcends sport, adding to the rich history of this legendary rivalry.
“Virat jaise bada khiladi jab hosla badathe ho toh achha lagta hei. 2019 mei hui dhi Virat se mulakat. Uss time Virat se bahut kuch seekhne ko mila. Unhone mujhe bade achhe tarike se explain kiya, toh usse mujhe kaafi help hui. Aise cheecen jab aap karte hei doosre ke baare mein toh kaafi acha lagta hei.”
Beyond the realm of rivalries and runs, a profound foundation of mutual respect prevails in cricket. Babar Azam’s recent heartwarming encounter with Indian cricket star Virat Kohli beautifully exemplifies this sentiment. In a recent interview with Star Sports, Babar Azam expressed his deep admiration for Kohli, saying, “Virat jaise bada khiladi jab hosla badathe ho toh achha lagta hei. When a big player like Virat Kohli gives you confidence, it makes you happy.)”
Babar fondly recalled their meeting in 2019, where he learned valuable lessons from the Indian captain, emphasizing how such interactions leave a lasting positive impact.
“2019 mei hui dhi Virat se mulakat. Uss time Virat se bahut kuch seekhne ko mila. Unhone mujhe bade achhe tarike se explain kiya, toh usse mujhe kaafi help hui. Aise cheecen jab aap karte hei doosre ke baare mein toh kaafi acha lagta hei. (I met Virat in 2019. During this time I got to learn a lot from him. He explained things to me in a very good way, so it helped me a lot. When people do these kinds of things, it makes you happy),” Babar added.
Beyond rivalries and runs, lies a foundation of respect! 🤝💙@babarazam258's touching encounter with @imVkohli echoes the sentiment of mutual regard that cricket fosters. 🇮🇳🇵🇰 pic.twitter.com/YStrJsGDYU— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) August 31, 2023
In 2022, Virat Kohli showered praise upon Babar Azam while reminiscing about their meeting. Kohli, in a conversation with Star Sports, expressed his admiration and recounted his initial encounter with Pakistan’s batting sensation, Babar Azam, stating, “We sat down and spoke about the game. I saw a lot of regard and respect from him from day one, and that hasn’t changed.” He continued, “Regardless of the fact he’s probably the top batsman in the world across formats, and rightly so. Performs so consistently, and I’ve always enjoyed watching him play.”
Global cricket fans are on the edge of their seats, anticipating a classic showdown between two cricket legends, Kohli and Babar. Their friendly exchanges have added excitement to this highly awaited match.
Last Updated on August 31, 2023
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