Babar celebrates birthday with World Cup teams captains


A pleasant surprise was in store for Pakistan skipper Babar Azam on Captains’ Day when all 16 skippers of the ICC World T20 2022 attended a special media event in Melbourne. Pakistan’s all-format captain Babar turned 28 on Saturday and the star batter was wished by his international counterparts at the Captain’s Day press conference in the build-up to the T20 World Cup.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) invited all the team captains to celebrate Babar’s 28th birthday. “Special guests for the birthday of Pakistan captain. We invited all the team captains at the T20 World Cup to celebrate Babar Azam’s birthday,” wrote PCB on Twitter.

Australian captain Aaron Finch presented Babar with a birthday cake during the media interaction hosted by International Cricket Council (ICC) in Melbourne. Later, the official social media handle of the ICC shared a couple of posts from the cake-cutting ceremony which took place after the press conference. Babar was accompanied by the likes of Rohit Sharma, Kane Williamson, and Jos Buttler as the Pakistan captain celebrated his special day with some of the biggest names in world cricket.

The star player thanked all the guests, who were wearing their team jerseys. Babar cut the cake while others sang a birthday song for him.

The World Cup series is scheduled to begin on October 16 (Sunday) in Australia. Pakistan will play its opener against arch-rival India on October 23.—Agencies

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