Clarifying the issue at Pakistan’s last press conference before leaving for the World Cup, Babar said: Respect is there for everyone. You see, when a match is very close and we lose, it is a normal encounter, but sometimes it is portrayed as if we had a fight. It shouldn’t be like that. Respect should remain the same for everybody. We love each other as much as we love our family.
Babar and Co. fly to India early Wednesday morning after they had to cancel a two-day pre-tournament training camp in Dubai due to a delay in obtaining an Indian visa.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wrote to the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday regarding the delay and it is learnt that the Indian High Commission issued visas to the Pakistani team around 8:00 pm ET.
Pakistan approach the 50-over World Cup as one of the contenders to win.