Asia Cup 2022 | Virat Kohli and Babar Azam to play in one team
The Afro-Asia Cup 2022 is coming back after 16 years away. It will bring together players from India and Pakistan, which are bitter rivals. The last Afro-Asia Cup was held in 2007. Virat Kohli, the former captain of the Indian cricket team, and Babar Azam, the captain of the Pakistan cricket team, are likely to take part in this competition. The tournament will happen after the IPL season ends in 2023. An article on Forbes.com says that the event will follow the T20 format. The ACC’s head of commercial and events, Prabhakaran Thanraj, said on Forbes.com, “We still haven’t heard back from the boards. In the meantime, we are working on the white paper, which will be sent to both boards of directors. But we plan to play an Asian XI made up of the best players from India and Pakistan. As soon as the plans are ready, we’ll start looking for sponsors and a radio station to broadcast the event. It will be a very big deal. A small country’s size.
In 2007, MS Dhoni, Sourav Ganguly, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan, and Virender Sehwag were the best Indian players at the Afro-Asia Cup. During this time, Mohammad Yousuf and Mohammad Asif, both from Pakistan, were in the starting lineup for Asia XI. In the one-day international series, Asia XI, which was led by Mahela Jayawardene, beat Africa XI, which was led by Justin Kemp, 3-1. Because of the Afro-Asia Cup, cricket fans will get to see their favourite players from competing countries play together for the first time in history. India and Pakistan only play against each other at ICC and Asia Cup events. Since the 2012–13 season, there have been no games between the two teams.