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“Did Not See That Coming”: Pakistan Cricket Staff Shocked By Welcome In India Forward Of Cricket World Cup 2023

Babar Azam arrived with the Pakistan cricket staff in India© AFP

The Pakistan cricket staff arrived in India after seven years forward of Cricket World Cup 2023 and the welcome was overwhelming in Hyderabad. Individuals flocked to the airport to be able to catch a glimpse of the Pakistan cricketers and a number of other of them took to social media to share their emotions in regards to the heartwarming welcome. India and Pakistan stopped enjoying bilateral sequence virtually a decade in the past and because of this, their matches in worldwide or continental tournaments are a deal with for cricket followers. Cricket followers have been as soon as once more current because the cricketers began follow earlier than their first Cricket World Cup warm-up recreation.

“We did count on folks to show up on the floor however a correct welcome on the airport from followers, we didn’t see that coming. They’d lined up for the staff. It was fantastic to witness that, even the gamers acquired emotional about it,” a staff supply instructed PTI.

Pakistan arrived lower than 48 hours earlier than their opening Cricket World Cup warm-up fixture in opposition to New Zealand on Friday and absolutely conscious of the duty at hand, as many as 10 gamers together with two travelling reserves turned up on the floor for the optionally available coaching session.

After warming up within the area of play, Babar Azam and Iftikhar Ahmed have been the primary batch of batters to hit the nets. Bowling to them have been the fearsome tempo duo of Shaheen Afridi and a fit-again Haris Rauf, who bowled for the primary time for the reason that recreation in opposition to India in Asia Cup on September 10.

The skilled Hasan Ali, making a comeback into the staff following Naseem Shah‘s harm, additionally hit his stride beneath the supervision of bowling coach Morne Morkel. The tempo trio was in good spirits and was seen joking with the online bowlers supplied by the native affiliation HCA.

(With PTI inputs)

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