Rohit Sharma speaks during a news conference in Dubai on Saturday. Twitter photo
During the training session of both teams, the two batting legends got a chance to chit-chat.
The video of the conversation between Babar and Rohit was posted by Pakistan Cricket Board's official Twitter handle. The Indian skipper can be heard telling Babar Azam that he should get married. Rohit Sharma says, 'Bhai, shaadi kar lo (brother, get married)' to which Babar replies 'nhi, abhi nhi (no, not now).'
The encounter between the two teams on Sunday will be their first meeting since the T20 World Cup last year. The Babar Azam-led team upset India by winning the game by 10 wickets on the global stage last year, at the same venue where their upcoming match is scheduled -- the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. It was a huge achievement for Pakistan as they claimed their first-ever victory over the Men in Blue in a World Cup match.Indo-Asian News Service
India and Pakistan are set to resume the greatest sporting rivalry in the derby of all derbies at their Asia Cup match in Dubai on Sunday. Be it Australia-England clash in Ashes or Argentina taking on Brazil in a FIFA World Cup, nothing garners more attention than an India-Pakistan cricket match.
A total of six best teams – Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Hong Kong -- will battle it out for the top honours. The 15th edition of the Asia Cup promises an action-packed 16 days, from Aug.27-Sept.11, with some blockbuster clashes on the cards.
India, who won the previous Asia Cup in 2018 played in a 50-over format, came in as pre-tournament favourites but lost their first two Super Four matches to Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
The FIA and MIT will work with relevant stakeholders like Formula One Management, the Yas Marina Circuit, and local governments, which will play a pivotal role in data collection efforts and future implementation.
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Seasoned former British number one Heather Watson became the only seed to survive when she rolled on into the singles semi-finals with a 6-1, 6-3 win against third-seeded Rebecca Sramkova at the 26th Al Habtoor Tennis Challenge, on Friday. The 31-year-old Watson, who was replaced by Katie Boulter