Asia Cup 2022: 'Praying for your comeback, want to see you in form again': Shaheen Afridi tells Virat Kohli ahead of blockbuster India-Pakistan clash; watch

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Friday, August 26, 2022, 06:27 PM IST
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The India-Pakistan match is always a highly-emotional affair and the pressure tends to get to players as well as fans.

But videos of recent interactions between the players from the two teams paint a different picture.

Recently, a video of Virat Kohli exchanging greetings with Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam went viral, leaving fans from both countries highlighting the camaraderie.

A recent video of the star India batter exchanging greetings with the Pakistan, pacer went viral, leaving the fans from both countries in awe.

In the video shared by Pakistan Cricket Board, Afridi could be heard saying: "Aapke liye Duaen kar rahe hai ki waapis form mein aaye (We are praying for your comeback. Want to see you in form again)." A touched Kohli responded by saying. "Take care, get well soon." Earlier on Saturday, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that star pacer Shaheen Afridi has been ruled out of the upcoming Asia Cup 2022 due to a knee injury.

He will also stay out of action during the home series against England as well, which will start from September 20 onwards, but will return to action during the New Zealand Tri-Series in October, which will be followed by the ICC Men's T20 World Cup, Australia 2022.

Shaheen had suffered a right knee ligament injury while fielding during the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.

On the other hand, Kohli will make his return to cricket after a short break, which saw him miss the tour of the West Indies during the Asia Cup 2022. His first match on comeback will be against arch-rivals Pakistan on August 28.

Fans will hope that Kohli regains his form during the tournament and hopefully hits his much-anticipated 71st international ton soon and raises his bat and helmet while roaring his lungs out to the delight of his fans.

Earlier, Shaheen was ruled out of the upcoming Asia Cup 2022 and the home series against England with a knee injury, dealing a massive blow to the team's prospects.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said Shaheen has been advised four-six weeks rest by its medical advisory committee and independent specialists following scans.

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