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Pakistan kick off their T20 World Cup campaign against co-hosts USA on Thursday.© X (Twitter)

Legendary dough from India Sunil Gavaskar had an unexpected meeting with the Pakistani captain Babar Azam At New York. The duo had an intimate conversation after bumping into each other in a hotel dining room. While Babar is in the Big Apple for the ongoing T20 World Cup, Gavaskar is also part of the commentary team for the tournament. In a video uploaded by Pakistan Cricket, Gavaskar can be seen explaining something with Babar listening intently to the living legend.

Babar also clicked a picture with Gavaskar, with the two shaking hands while posing for a picture at the start of the video.

Pakistan kick off their T20 World Cup campaign against co-hosts USA on Thursday. However, the team faced heavy criticism from former players following the series defeat to England earlier this week.

Babar was also criticized by former players for hiding behind the selectors and not selecting the right players for the tournament. The match against USA will be huge in the context of the current scenario as a few days later, Pakistan will face their arch-rival India.

India have lost only once against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup in seven meetings, with their only defeat coming in 2021 when the Virat Kohli-led team lost by 10 wickets at the Super 12 stadium.

Ahead of the match against Pakistan, Babar advised his team to stay calm and stick to the basics in the much-awaited T20 World Cup clash.

“We know that the Pakistan-India match generates more discussions than any other match. There is a completely different atmosphere for this match, and there is also a lot of enthusiasm not only among the players but also among the fans. Where Whether you go to the world, you will have people talking about the India-Pakistan match with everyone supporting their country. Every fan is looking forward to this match and focusing on this particular match,” Babar said in a podcast. PCB.

“Obviously the expectations and hype around this match causes some nervousness. It's all about how you handle it and the more you focus on the basics, the easier it will be for you as a player.

“It's a game where the pressure is immense, and if you keep a cool head, stay calm and trust in your work and skills, things will be easier,” Babar added.

(With PTI inputs)

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