Cricket matches have always sparked tensions of rivalry and competition in our country, especially when it is a match with India and that is when the stakes are the highest. But as much as the fields are riffed with fierce battles, it is wholesome to watch the friendly engagement displayed by Pakistani team members to other players. Yesterday, Babar Azam sent some encouraging words on social media to the Captain of the Indian Cricket team, Virat Kohli. The latter was being criticized by the Indian media for his poor performance at the third T20I match which is taking place between India and England, and Virat Kohli had only made 11 runs.
Babar Azam reached out to the Captain on Twitter and sent him an encouraging note to remind him that everyone goes through slumps, and they will soon recover from them.
“This too shall pass. Stay strong #viratkohli”
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) July 14, 2022
Pakistani cricket fans were applauding this display of sportsmanship, but it was Indian fans and journalists who were deeply moved by this act of kindness by Babar
— Vijay Lokapally 🇮🇳 (@vijaylokapally) July 15, 2022
Best tweet this cricket season👇 Trollish fans of Babar & Virat are forever pitching the two against each other. Creating ugly virtual dogfights. And here is @babarazam258, among the top batsmen in world cricket today, being a GRACIOUS sportsman. This is what sport is all about! https://t.co/aI8a9pt2hj
— Sohini M. (@Mittermaniac) July 15, 2022
— Chandresh Narayanan (@chand2579) July 15, 2022
— legend23 (@legend23tweets) July 15, 2022
Respect 💙💚 https://t.co/YQpVrwPQjd
— Allu™ •Vijay™ (@Allu__Vijay) July 15, 2022
Babar Azam, you will always remain the GOAT of the Pakistan Cricket team not because of your talent, but also your class and display of kindness. May we always watch these friendly display of sportsmanship among both teams!