The members of the Pakistan cricket team are currently on their way back home before heading to Dubai for the upcoming T20 World Cup but cricket practice hasn’t stopped as the kids of these players are giving them a chance to hone their skills.
The official Twitter handle of Pakistan Cricket posted a video in which players including Babar Azam can be seen playing with their kids inside a hotel.
Pakistan Cricket tweeted, “Quarantine = cricket time!! The Pakistan @T20WorldCup team is spending their isolation time playing cricket with kids.”
Quarantine = Cricket time!!
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) October 9, 2021
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday named former captain Shoaib Malik in place of Shoaib Maqsood for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. Maqsood has been ruled out of the showpiece event due to a lower back injury and has been replaced by Shoaib. Malik. Maqsood had on Thursday undergone an MRI scan of his lower back after suffering an injury during the October 6 match against Northern and consequently missed the October 7 match against Central Punjab.
“Sohaib is devastated to miss the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup as he worked hard for the event and was in great form. We feel for him but injuries are part of the game. I am sure rehabilitation After passing through, he will ‘be fully recovered to be available for future assignments,’ Chief selector Muhammad Wasim said in a statement.
Shoaib Malik captained Pakistan in the opening ceremony in 2007 and was a member of the team that won the tournament in 2009. After missing the West Indies incident in 2010, he participated in the 2012, 2014 and 2016 tournaments.
The Pakistan team for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 will leave for Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 15 October. They will play two warm-up matches against West Indies and South Africa on 18 and 20 October respectively before playing against India. The Group-2 fixture at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 24 October.