Srinagar: Former Pakistan cricket team Captain while hailing Babar Azam for his support for the Team India star batter Virat Kohli has said that Kohli wouldn’t be responding to Pakistan skippers support.
Babar Azam on Thursday won a lot of praise after he tweeted in support of Virat Kohli, saying “this too shall pass”.
Kohli has been going through a slump in form and he has failed to get going in the ongoing series against England.
Now former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has also given his take on Babar supporting Kohli, saying the latter should have responded by now.
“Be it cricket or any other sport, it helps in improving relations. Babar has sent a wonderful message; I do not know whether there has been a response or not from Virat. He should have responded by now. If there is a response, then it would be a big thing. But I do not think there would be any response,” Afridi told SAMAA News.
On the eve of the first Test against Sri Lanka, Babar had addressed a press conference and he was asked about his tweet on Kohli.
“As a player myself, I know you can go through such a phase (out of form) and I also know what a player goes through in such a phase. In those times, you need support. I just tweeted thinking that it will give just some support. He is one of the best players,” Babar said during a press conference.
“He is playing a lot of cricket, and he knows how to come out of these situations. It takes time, if you back players, it will be really good,” he added.