Babar Azam, the captain of Pakistani Cricket Team, expressed his amazement at the reception his team received in India. Babar admitted to having a change of heart after traveling to Hyderabad, where they had already played two warm-up games and are scheduled to play their first few tournament games.
“To be honest, we also heard that,” he started off when asked if the reception would be intimidating. “But since the time we arrived in Hyderabad, the kind of hospitality we’ve received and the kind of welcome we had from the airport to the hotel…even in the last match at the ground we felt very good,” he said.
Many rumors regarding visas were raised by Pakistan’s entry into India; some of these rumors have been confirmed, and more journalists are expected to travel. Although it is still unknown if fans will cross the border, Babar nevertheless wished for it.
“It’ll be even better if we have our fans come as well. And hopefully we get that kind of support in every match and at every ground, so looking forward to it,” he said. (H/T – Cricbuzz.com)
At the media gathering held on the eve of the tournament, the Indian skipper sounded upbeat in his message to the other captains. Pakistan’s match against India in Ahmedabad is expected to draw in a record crowd.