The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 kicks off on October 5th, with the opening match scheduled between England, the current champions, and New Zealand, the last edition’s runner-up, taking place at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Ahead of the action at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, the captains of all ten teams were summoned for the Captain’s Day event, where they came together to participate in the official 2023 World Cup photo session.
Pakistan’s skipper, Babar Azam, travelled all the way from Hyderabad to Ahmedabad for the same. The official social media account of Pakistan Cricket posted a video capturing Babar Azam’s journey and his encounter with Indian captain Rohit Sharma.
Watch Video: Babar Azam Meets Rohit Sharma
Following a long seven-year gap, the Pakistan cricket team has returned to India for the ODI World Cup. They experienced defeats in both their warm-up games against New Zealand and Australia, and their inaugural match is slated against the Netherlands on October 6 at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium.
Meanwhile, both of Team India’s warm-up matches were called off due to persistent rain. Their scheduled matches against England on September 30 in Guwahati and against the Netherlands on October 3 in Thiruvananthapuram were both abandoned without a single ball being bowled.
Rohit Sharma and Co. will kick off their World Cup 2023 campaign against Australia on October 8 in Chennai. The much-anticipated India vs Pakistan is set to be played on October 14 at the Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad.