India vs Pakistan, ODI World Cup: Would’ve been higher if Pakistan followers have been allowed to journey to India, says Babar


The Pakistan staff arrived in Ahmedabad a few days in the past after spending 10 days in Hyderabad. Even now, most of their conversations revolve across the heat and hospitality they acquired there. The staff visited a number of eateries and even loved the scrumptious Hyderabadi Biryani.

Nevertheless, the Pakistan gamers have remained confined to their resort rooms in Ahmedabad as a consequence of safety issues and time constraints. However they’ve nonetheless managed to savour some native delicacies, with fafda and jalebi because the favourites. “Sure, we tried some Gujarati meals, however within the resort… We aren’t going outdoors proper now,” mentioned captain Babar Azam.

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The staff acquired a standard welcome with garba and native music. Nevertheless, their resort, situated on Ashram Street within the coronary heart of town, has been changed into a fortress.

When Babar’s males play India on the Narendra Modi Stadium on Saturday, no Pakistani followers might be current as a consequence of visa points. Solely seven to eight journalists from throughout the border are anticipated to be in attendance. Nevertheless, Babar hopes that, like in Hyderabad, his staff will obtain some help on the stadium.

“We acquired help in Hyderabad and are hopeful that the gang will again us in Ahmedabad as effectively. Nevertheless, it will have been higher for us if Pakistan followers have been allowed to journey to India,” he mentioned.


Pakistan is ready to play in three Indian cities—Bangalore, Chennai, and Kolkata—over the subsequent few weeks, and Babar is assured within the staff’s capacity to adapt to various circumstances. “We’ve performed for about one and a half weeks in Hyderabad, and so far as I’ve seen, the circumstances range from one stadium to a different,” Babar mentioned.

“Some have higher flip, some are extra batting-friendly, and a few are extra bowler-friendly. So, now we have plans for every stadium. We keep in a single place after which research the wicket; that helps so much,” Babar mentioned. After high-scoring video games in Hyderabad, a run feast is on the playing cards in Ahmedabad as effectively.



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