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Babar Azam Meets Sunil Gavaskar In Dallas Ahead Of T20 World Cup
By CricShots - Jun 3, 2024 3:35 pm
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Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam had a memorable encounter with Indian cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar in Dallas. The two cricketing icons met at the airport as the Pakistan team was en route to the USA after completing a T20I series in the United Kingdom against England. The team travelled to the USA to participate in the T20 World Cup.

Babar Azam
Babar Azam meets Sunil Gavaskar

A video shared by Pakistan Cricket on X (formerly Twitter) captured the moment when Gavaskar and Azam met, engaged in conversation, shook hands, and posed for photos with warm smiles.

Gavaskar had also flown to the USA from London to join the official commentary panel for the T20 World Cup. The video of their interaction quickly went viral, drawing admiration from fans of both cricket legends.

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One fan aptly commented, “Two GOATs in one Frame,” while another highlighted their legendary status, writing, “Two legends in one frame. A beautiful Frame.” Another fan expressed joy at seeing the two together, noting, “Great to watch Sunil Gavaskar with King Babar Azam.”

 

The Pakistan cricket team arrived in Dallas over the weekend for their opening game in the T20 World Cup. They are set to face co-hosts USA in a group-league match on June 6 at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas. However, Pakistan’s lead-up to the T20 World Cup was far from ideal.

The four-match T20I series against England was marred by bad weather, with the first and fourth matches washed out due to incessant rain. England dominated the remaining two matches, winning the series 2-1. Pakistan’s performance raised concerns, particularly their batting. In the second T20I, they failed to chase down a target of 184, falling short by 23 runs.

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The fourth T20I saw Pakistan set a modest target of 158, which England chased down comfortably in just 15.3 overs, securing a seven-wicket victory. This series highlighted significant issues in Pakistan’s batting lineup, particularly in the middle order. Despite these setbacks, the team remains hopeful and is looking forward to turning things around in the T20 World Cup. The interaction between Babar Azam and Sunil Gavaskar added a positive note to their journey, reflecting the mutual respect and camaraderie in the cricketing world.