The reaction of India National Cricket Team captain Rohit Sharma to Pakistan National Cricket Team captain Babar Azam’s “ye bade hai mujhse, koshish karta hu inse experience lu” comment ahead of the high-octane India-Pakistan World Cup clash has become the talk of the town.
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 is scheduled to begin on October 16 with the group stage matches. The Super 12 round will commence on October 22 and the final is set to take place on November 13 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
India and Pakistan have been placed in the Group 2 of the tournament along with South Africa and Bangladesh. The highly-anticipated clash between Rohit Sharma-led India National Cricket Team and Babar Azam-led Pakistan National Cricket Team will take place on October 23 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Ahead of the commencement of the marquee tournament, captains of all 16 teams came together in two groups to address the press in Melbourne. The second group consisted of Rohit Sharma, Babar Azam, Nicholas Pooran, Temba Bavuma, Shakib Al Hasan, Craig Ervine and Richard Berrington.
During the interaction, a journalist asked Babar about the conversations he has with Rohit Sharma whenever he meets the Indian captain at the ICC events. Babar responded:
“Ye (Rohit) bade hai mujhse, main koshish karta hu inse experience lu kyuki inhone itna serve kia hua hai toh jitni zyada sikhi jay wo accha hai hamare lie. (He (Rohit) is older than me. I try to take as much experience as possible from him as he has been playing for a long time.),” said Babar.
Hum puchte hai ‘ghar mein kya haalchaal hai? family kaisi hai?’ – Rohit Sharma
When Rohit Sharma was asked the same question, he replied by saying that they talk about families and life.
“Nahi jaise Babar ne bola… We understand the game against Pakistan, but there is no point in talking about it every time and creating that pressure within yourselves. Hum log aapas mein jab bhi mile jaise Asia Cup mile, abhi mile, hum puchte hai ‘ghar mein kya haalchaal hai? family kaisi hai?’ bas us cheez k bare mein hum bat karte hai. Aur jitne bhi inke teamates se main mila hu.. Jo hamare pahle generation k players hai unho bhi hame bataya tha apas mein gharr k bare mein baatchit hoti hai… ‘Life kaisi hai’ kaunsi nayi gaadi khareedi hai. Ye saab baat hoti hai.
“(Whenever we meet against the Pakistan players, we met them in the Asia Cup and now… we talk about how are things back home, how the families are. Even our previous generation cricketers also told us the same thing. We just talk about what is going on, how is life and what new car they have bought or they are about to buy),” said Rohit during the media session.
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When India and Pakistan went head-to-head in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup last year, the Virat Kohli-led Team India lost the match by 10 wickets against the Babar Azam-led Pakistan. The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 win of Team Pakistan was their first victory against Team India in a World Cup match.