The Indian national cricketers took part in the indoor training session on Thursday as a rain threat looms in Colombo ahead of the high-voltage clash between Pakistan and India on Sunday (September 10).
Players who participated in the optional training session, under the supervision of Indian head coach Rahul Dravid and batting coach Vikram Rathore, were Shubman Gill, Shardul Thakur, Suryakumar Yadav, KL Rahul, and Hardik Pandya.
Pakistan and India will lock horns on September 10 for the second time in the ongoing edition of the Asia Cup.
parts of the world.
– Sri Lankan fans praise Babar Azam –
In a fresh development, Babar Azam was praised on Thursday by Sri Lankan citizens, who welcomed the Pakistan national cricket team to Colombo overwhelmingly.
The Sri Lankan fans chanted slogans in favour of Babar and were so passionate that they took selfies with the Pakistan skipper.
– Ajmal praised Pakistan –
Former Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal on Wednesday hailed the Babar Azam-inspired side’s complete performance against Bangladesh in the seventh match of the Asia Cup at Gaddafi Stadium.
Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, Ajmal praised Pakistan for signing off their home leg with a comfortable victory against Bangladesh.
Congratulations to Pakistan on its convincing victory against Bangladesh. The spectacular performances by our pacers once again," Ajmal said.
He also praised Pakistan opener Imamul Haq and wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan for showing brilliance with the bat. "Our batters, Imam and Rizwan, performed wonderfully as well and led Pakistan to an easy victory," he added.
– Imam, Rauf power Pakistan to victory –
Imamul Haq's enterprising 84-ball 78 and Haris Rauf's (4-19) bowling brilliance steered Pakistan to a comfortable seven-wicket victory against Bangladesh in the seventh match of the tournament on Wednesday.