Fiery rivals India and Pakistan could clash as many as three times if they go all the way in the six-nation continental championship.
"What I do know is the boys have tried and the effort of the coaching staff, the effort of the players has been first-class. If they would see the amount of effort that the players and staff put in, they would be amazed."
I am a huge fan of the Pakistan cricket team and I wanted them to perform well at the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup. But they have lost two matches out of four. And I am feeling very sad by being a supporter. I watched them play against Australia on Friday. It is good to see Shaheen
The deal comes after four months of deadlock between the Pakistan Cricket Board and players, and for the first time will see them get a share of the country's payout from the International Cricket Council.
The 57-year-old slammed Babar for getting T-shirts from Kohli on the field and said if Babar had to ask Kohli for shirts, it should've been done in the dressing room.
Babar took to his social media account and wrote, “Overwhelmed with the love and support here in Hyderabad.” Shaheen Shah Afridi also lauded the Indians for their warm reception for the Pakistani cricketers.
"I think the hospitality was nice — we were not expecting this, but I think the way people are responding towards our team, everyone enjoyed it," Azam said in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.
India boast a 7-0 record over their neighbours in World Cups despite Pakistan having a healthy 73-56 overall advantage since their first One-Day International (ODI) clash back in 1978.
Pakistan’s batting mainstay Babar Azam knows he might be a bit rusty after the extended break from competitive cricket during the coronavirus shutdown but he is confident his strong basics will help him quickly get back up to speed.