WATCH: Did Babar Azam body-shame Azam Khan during practice session? | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Pakistan are set to kick off their ICC T20 World Cup 2024 campaign against the co-hosts United States on June 6 at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas. Led by Babar Azam, the squad is diligently honing their skills in practice sessions to gear up for their tournament opener.
The Green Shirts have been seen in intense practice sessions, with players appearing to enjoy themselves.Captain Babar Azam, known for using nicknames to keep the atmosphere light-hearted, came up with a playful nickname for Azam Khan, the son of the legendary Moin Khan.
In a video clip from one of Pakistan’s training sessions, it sounds like Babar using the word ‘Gainda’ (Rhino) while pointing towards the heavyset Khan.
“Aye gainda nai siddha hoya,” Babar in jest about Khan.

Babar has urged his team to maintain high spirits as they begin their World Cup campaign, despite a recent poor run of form. Pakistan lost a T20I to Ireland before losing the T20I series in England 2-0.
Pakistan, the T20 World Cup champions in 2009, have performed well in recent editions of the competition, reaching the semi-finals in 2021 and losing to England in the final in 2022.
Pakistan are in Group A of the World Cup. After their match against the US, Pakistan will face arch-rivals India in a highly-anticipated match on June 9 in New York.
Pakistan and India have faced each other seven times in the T20 World Cup, with Pakistan winning only once.


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