MELBOURNE: Pakistan all-format captain Babar Azam celebrated his 28th birthday with all teams’ captains participating in the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
Following a joint press conference ahead of the commencement of this year’s mega event, all teams’ skippers celebrated the Pakistan captain’s birthday.
Babar was having a conversation with Scotland’s captain Richie Berrington when Australia’s Aaron Finch surprised Babar with the birthday cake.
Taking to Twitter, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) also shared glimpses of the memorable 28th birthday of skipper Babar.
Special guests for the birthday of [Pakistan captain], the PCB wrote.
“We invited all the team captains at the [T20 World Cup] to celebrate Babar Azam’s birthday,” the caption added.
Special guests for the birthday of 🇵🇰 ©️! 🎊😊
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) October 15, 2022
Pakistan will begin their T20 World Cup 2022 campaign against arch-rivals India on October 23.
In last year’s edition, Babar-led Pakistan ended the jinx of not beating India in a world game when he partnered strongly with Mohammad Rizwan and powered the Men in Green to a massive 10-wicket victory.
The right-handed batter continued to enjoy a remarkable tournament as he ended as a top scorer with 303 runs in six games.
Pakistan captain also equalled an astounding record of his then counterpart Virat Kohli and Australia’s legendary opener Matthew Hayden of scoring the most half-centuries in a single edition of the T20 World Cup (4).