T20 World Cup 2022: Watch - Virat Kohli and Babar Azam were spotted batting together in net session after India's warm-up match against Australia
Virat Kohli and Babar Azam, two of the best batters of this generation have been caught batting in the practice session ahead of their upcoming fixtures at the Gabba. India won their first warm-up game against the hosts, Australia, by defending 186 runs in the allotted 20 overs.
Mohammed Shami turned the fortunes for India when he scalped three wickets in his first spell during the slog overs. With that, India managed to pull out a six runs win against the mighty Australia which will boost their confidence ahead of their riveting fixture against Pakistan.
During the game, the former Indian skipper played a decent knock of 19 off 13 balls and returned to the dressing room. While Kohli came up with a decent knock, Babar Azam and his opening partner Mohammad Rizwan were rested for the warm-up fixture against England and lost the match as both batting and bowling units failed to provide their best.
It was a great practice game for us: Rohit Sharma
After defeating Australia in their own backyard, Rohit Sharma credited his side for their performance in the warm-up game against the hosts. "I thought we batted well, towards the end we could have added 10-15 runs more.
We always want a set batter to stay till the end, SKY (Suryakumar Yadav did it, overall a great batting effort with nice bounce, was a pitch where you can trust your shots. You got to be smart with batting on grounds like these.
You can't forget to push the balls into the gaps, scoring 8-9 runs in an over can be quite an effective plan," Rohit Sharma was quoted as saying in the post-match presentation by Cricbuzz.
"It was a great practice game for us. There is room for improvement, but I want more consistency from the bowlers. You need to keep things simple and hit the deck hard. Overall a good game for us, they had a decent partnership and that put us under pressure.
He (Mohammed Shami) is coming back after a long time, so we wanted to give him an over. Wanted to give him a challenge and let him bowl the final over, and you saw what he did," he added.
Watch the video here:
The way Babar Azam looks at Virat Kohli 👀 Virat ✖️ Babar net session together! 🇮🇳🇵🇰 #ViratKohli𓃵 #BabarAzam #SportsYaari pic.twitter.com/VjriVF6TTH— Sushant Mehta (@SushantNMehta) October 17, 2022