India’s former captain Virat Kohli and Pakistan’s skipper Babar Azam were seen exchanging pleasantries in Dubai ahead of the upcoming clash on Sunday August 28. The first match of Asia Cup 2022 for both teams will be played on Sunday in Dubai International Stadium, Dubai.
While Babar Azam is coming on the back of a splendid run of form, Virat Kohli on the other hand is struggling to find his form in recent matches. Kohli is still waiting to register his 71st International century since 2019 and going through testing times.
Since their last clash in T20 World Cup 2021, Virat Kohli stepped down from captaincy. While Babar Azam has been scoring runs in all three formats of the game. Meanwhile, both the modern day greats of arch-rivals India vs Pakistan were seen shaking hands ahead of the match on Sunday.
The two share a lot of mutual respect and it was quite evident in the video shared by the BCCI ahead of the clash on August 28.
Hello DUBAI 🇦🇪
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 24, 2022
India Squad for Asia Cup: Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Deepak Hooda, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Pakistan Squad for Asia Cup: Babar Azam (C), Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Khushdil Shah, Asif Ali, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain