India vs Pakistan: PAK Coach Saqlain Mushtaq Reacts To Virat Kohli And Babar Azam’s Viral Picture

Virat Kohli, Babar Azam
Virat Kohli, Babar Azam. (Photo: Twitter)

Pakistan coach Saqlain Mushtaq has reacted to Virat Kohli and Babar Azam’s viral image. Pakistan skipper Babar Azam & India’s star batter were seen together having a conversation. That moment just made the day for the entire Cricketing Fraternity.

Babar is often referred to as the next Virat Kohli as the Pakistani batter has got similar traits to Indian Stalwart. Although this time Virat Kohli won’t have the burden of captaincy as earlier he had relinquished the captaincy.

India and Pakistan don’t play too often due to which ICC tournaments and Asia Cup become more exciting. The one-off matches are more than bilateral series contests in which there is   Although, the players seem to have a good bonding irrespective of the differences. Pakistan’s head Coach Saqlain Mushtaq made some interesting comments while addressing the press conference after seeing Babar & Virat.

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Babar Azam and Virat Kohli. Credits: Twitter

Saqlain Mushtaq on Babar Azam & Virat Kohli and the Rivalry

Some years back, I went to play an All-Star Game, there were top 25 cricketers of the world and we were playing together. Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne got everyone together, that time around, I had put out a tweet. That match was being followed by just Indian and Pakistan cricket fans in America. Both Indian and Pakistan fans had stitched together flags and they were displaying it in unison,” Saqlain said during a media interaction on Thursday.

I had tweeted then that it is just not cricket and entertainment. It helps people understand so many things, it is bringing everyone together. When we play matches, emotions run high. But this game also helps in giving lessons about humanity. I think yesterday’s picture between Babar and Virat gives a good message,” he added.

Saqlain Mushtaq Pakistan coach. Photo- Geo TV
Saqlain Mushtaq Pakistan coach. Photo- Geo TV

When asked about India vs Pakistan hype. Saqlain Mushtaq was calm as ice in his approach. “It is entertainment, it is a sport. The emotions run high, but at the end of the day, it is a sport. We are trying to spread the message of love and kindness. That is why players from both countries mingle with each other.”

He supported the likes of Naseem Shah and Mohammad Hasnain and said that the youngsters are making good progress.  “For a very long time, these three (Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, and Haris) have been executing the plans and requirements of the Pakistan cricket team. The captain and I as head coach have full confidence in them. There is no need to worry, Shaheen used to lead the attack but unfortunately, he is not here because of injury. They can change the game on their day,” said Saqlain.

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