A picture from the photo shoot of Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam© Twitter
The T20 World Championship in Australia begins on Sunday with Sri Lanka and Namibia. However, the Super 12 phase will continue on October 22 with the game between New Zealand and Australia. However, all eyes are on the high-tension India-Pakistan clash to be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on October 23. On Saturday, the ICC organized a captain’s day, where all 16 skippers from the participating teams made contact with the media.
A photoshoot also took place on the same day and now the photos of Rohit Sharma and Babar Azam are going viral. The official ICC Instagram handle shared a reel of Babar and Rohit’s photoshoot with the background tone: “What? Did we just become best friends? yup.”
At the Captain’s Day media briefing, both Rohit and Babar spoke about the upcoming India-Pakistan game. Rohit also gave an insight into what the talks with Pakistani players are like.
“We understand the game against Pakistan, but there’s no point in talking about it every time and putting that pressure on yourself. Whenever we play against the Pakistani players, we talk about how they’re doing, how the families are doing. We just talk about what’s going on, how is life and what new car have they bought or are they going to buy,” Rohit said during the media session.
On the other hand, Babar said: “Whenever you play against India, it’s always a high-intensity game. Fans are also waiting for this game, we enjoy the competition on the field. We try to play good cricket and try to do our best.”
The International Cricket Council (ICC) had previously confirmed that the team, which finds glory at the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Melbourne on November 13, will take home a check for $1.6 million.
The total prize pool of $5.6 million is guaranteed $800,000 for the runner-up and $400,000 each for the losing semi-finalists at the end of the 45-game tournament, which will be played across seven venues in Australia starting October 16 -Dollar.
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