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‘Let the child play’: Babar Azam shares fascinating anecdote about Shoaib Malik

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(L) Pakistani skipper Babar Azam. (L) Shoaib Malik. Photograph: file
  • Babar Azam narrates fascinating anecdote from 2012 involving him and Shoaib Malik 
  • Azam describes Shoaib Malik as a “kind soul”
  • Malik turned 40 years outdated on February 1

Whoever thought Babar Azam, of all individuals, ever wanted somebody to calm his nerves on a cricket pitch?

On February 1, veteran Pakistani all-rounder Shoaib Malik was showered with love and adulation on social media as he turned 40 years outdated. Followers took to Twitter to share their memorable experiences and conferences with the previous Pakistan cricket captain. 

Learn extra: Fan shares fascinating anecdote on his assembly with Sania Mirza, Shoaib Malik

Pakistan’s present skipper, Babar Azam, did the identical in an Instagram publish. Azam revealed how he obtained phrases of encouragement from Malik when he was simply beginning out as a cricketer, 9 years in the past.

“It was Dec 2012. Pakistan team was about to tour India. I was called in for a side practice match,” narrated Azam. “When it was my turn to bat I was nervous. He walked to me, calmed me down and told everyone around:

“Let the child play!”

Describing him as a “variety soul”, the Pakistani skipper wished his teammate Shoaib Malik happy birthday.

Sania wishes Shoaib Malik happy birthday

Two days earlier, Sania Mirza had prolonged love and candy needs to her husband Shoaib Malik on his fortieth birthday, saying “May you have the best year, month and day with lots of love, laughter and success.”

Sharing a loved-up snap with the hubby, Sania Mirza wrote, “Happy birthday to this guy who I can’t live with or without. May you have the best year, month and day with lots of love, laughter and success.”

She went on to say: “I will tell you all this when you are back from practice in person but as they say – is it really a birthday wish if it hasn’t been done on the gram?”

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