Cricket World Cup 2023 Captains' Day: Rohit, Babar Discuss Cricket, Biryani And More
ICC Cricket World Cup Captains' Day Highlights: 10 captains give insights into their preparedness for the showpiece event.
Cricket World Cup 2023 Captains Day Highlights: The likes of Rohit Sharma, Babar Azam, Pat Cummins, Jos Buttler, Kane Williamson, etc. were in the spotlight as Ravi Shastri and Eoin Morgan grilled the 10 captains ahead of the start of the Cricket World Cup 2023. From their respective teams' preparations, learnings from past events, to some candid Biryani questions, a lot was dicussed at the event.
Here are the Highlights from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Captains' Day
- 15:06 (IST)Cricket World Cup 2023, LIVE: Babar Azam Really Liked Hyderabadi BiryaniBabar Azam: Since the time we reached Hyderabad, the hospitality we got, it was amazing. It would've been great if fans had come from Pakistan. I hope we get this sort of support in every match.Ravi Shastri: How was the Biryani?Babar Azam: It was great. Had always heard Hyderabadi Biryani was good. It was quite good.
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- 14:55 (IST)Captains' Day LIVE: Rohit Sharma On Warm-up Games Being Washed OutRohit Sharma when asked about rain washing out the two warm-up games:
"Not really. We were happy to get those days off. Looking at heat, and stuff like that. We have been playing a lot of cricket of late. We played 4 games in Asia Cup and 3 against Australia. We know where we are at. I would've loved to play those two games. But can't do too much when the weather is like that apart form one part of India to the other part."Overall, happy about how we are coming into the tournament and the guys are looking pretty good," Rohit said.
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- 14:34 (IST)Cricket World Cup LIVE, Captains' Day: We Are Underway!
Ravi Shastri is on the stage, welcoming all 10 captains. First up are the captains of Netherlands and Afghanistan who are leading their respective teams in an ODI World Cup for the first time ever.
- 14:26 (IST)Cricket World Cup 2023 LIVE, Captains' Day: Rohit Sharma Sumarising His Personality"There is no point in doing showbaazi, it's not in my nature. People around me, friends around me whom I have grown up with, have kept reminding me where I have come from. We just live normal lives. Why will I change and why should I change? I'm still not socially comfortable actually because I feel awkward. I am very poor at socialising. I get very uncomfortable at these events, struggling with small talk. I have a bunch of friends who are connected to me because I have connected with them, they have connected to me. Quality matters to me. People who are genuine, who are true, I connect somehow and feel quite comfortable in that atmosphere," Rohit said in a chat with Indian Express.
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- 14:09 (IST)ICC World Cup 2023 LIVE: No Opening Ceremony?Reports of certain performances at the ICC Cricket World Cup opening ceremony did surface a few days ago but it doesn't look like the organisers have any concrete opening ceremony plans at present. We are likely to head straight into the first match between England and New Zealand, the two finalists of the last edition.
- 13:56 (IST)Captains' Day LIVE: Rohit Sharma Meets Babar AzamIndia captain Rohit Sharma had an opportunity to meet his Pakistani counterpart Babar Azam before the Captains’ Day began. Here’s the video that the PCB shared on the two stalwarts’ meeting:
- 13:50 (IST)ICC World Cup 2023: Captains' Await A Special DayHello and welcome to our live coverage of the Captains' Day, ahead of the start of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. England are scheduled to take on New Zealand in the curtain-raiser fixture tomorrow. But, before the on-field contest, the 10 captains will discuss what awaits them over the next month and a half.