IND vs PAK LIVE: Watch Babar Azam deliver ultimate pep talk to his team, ‘we have to win this World Cup’

The records may not hold Babar Azam’s Pakistan in good stead, but their young captain doesn’t care. Ahead of Battle in Dubai on Sunday, Babar Azam delivered an ultimate pep talk to his teammates to cheer them up so that they can finally win their first ICC World Cup match against India.

‘We have to win this World Cup’: The video starts with skipper Babar Azam delivering the ultimate pep talk to his team saying, “Humein World Cup jeetna hai,” which means ‘we have to win the World Cup’! Pakistan’s batting consultant Mathew Hayden too can be seen in the hurdle and listening to the skipper who further emphasizes maintaining a positive mindset throughout the tournament.

The video also gives us glimpses from the team’s individual training sessions. The likes of Hasan Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi can be seen bowling in the nets while Babar Azam’s opening partner and Pakistan wicketkeeper M Rizwan can be seen batting.

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Meanwhile, both India and Pakistan have reached ICC Cricket Academy for the training sessions ahead of the match. Both teams will be training together and the visuals have already started doing rounds on the internet.

The PCB had earlier also released a short video on their skipper Babar Azam’s special preparation routine. Azam can be seen giving up his all in the nets as well as training sessions.

Earlier in the day, Pakistan skipper revealed his side’s preparation details in the pre-match press conference and also declared the 12-man squad for the opening match against India tomorrow.

Experienced campaigners M Hafeez and Shoaib Malik have been selected in the 12-man squad while Pakistan’s Champions Trophy-winning captain Sarfraz Ahmed failed to make a cut.

Pakistan squad for India match: Babar, M Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman, M Hafeez, S Malik, Asif Ali, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Haider Ali

Meanwhile, Pakistan has never won against India in the World Cup and it has to be seen if the Babar Azam-led side manages to break the jinx or not.