The Green Shirts, led by Babar Azam, have left the ongoing ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 in India early and are back home. On a private aircraft from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Captain Babar Azam and the manager of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) made their way back to Pakistan.
Green Shirts return home after early World Cup elimination
The skipper was encircled by security when he arrived back in Lahore at the Allama Iqbal International Airport, with the fans chanting “Pakistan Zindabad.” Though certain players, such Agha Salman, Imam-ul-Haq, and Shaheen Shah Afridi, arrived in Lahore from Kolkata via Dubai, others went directly to their hometowns, the squad has returned to the nation in groups.
The Green Shirts’ ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup voyage ended on Saturday, as the Pakistani team was scheduled to depart India in two groups following their wildly disappointing performance in the ongoing major event in India. At Kolkata’s Edens Gardens, England trounced Pakistan with 93 runs in their final group match, sending the Green Shirts out of the major competition.
Aboard Sunday at 8:55 a.m., the first group of 11 squad members took off aboard Emirates aircraft EK571, leaving Kolkata. The remaining members took Emirates aircraft EK573 out of Kolkata at 8:20 p.m. The players and squad members were to depart for their respective destinations after arriving in Dubai.