In the video, Babar thanked all his fans across the globe for always showing immense support to the team. The video was shared on Twitter by PCB:
The video began with Babar sitting before his laptop typing away, with a voice over. He began the letter with ‘meray pyare cricket fans‘ and continued to describe the special bond shared between the Pakistani fans and players, and how they are incomplete without each other. He further added that the best part about the Pakistani cricket team is the fans who are always there whether they are victorious or not.
As the team touches base in England ahead of the ENG vs PAK series, Babar specifically talked about his fans in the UK, who continue to show their support for the team and always give them a warm welcome.
He added that the team is currently in quarantine in England. Babar and the rest of the team are really excited to see the fans cheering for their team on the ground. As playing to a packed crowd is so much more thrilling (and meaningful) for the players as opposed to playing in empty grounds during covid. The captain concluded by requesting his fans to support the team through TV and social media and informed them that the team aims to win the ODI matches. Pakistan is scheduled to play three ODIs and three T20s against England before the tour concludes on July 20.
The fans were really thrilled and gave an overwhelming response to his letter:
Certainly an aww worthy moment!
Weren’t we all this way seeing Babar?
A picture that says a thousand words!
The fans always have the team’s back!
Doesn’t the team have all of our hearts?
The team that never disappoints!
We certainly do need more content like this to connect the players and the fans!
Really PCB well done!
We do have high expectations from our captain and the rest of the team!
We end with prayers for the captain!
Wasn’t this a refreshing way of reaching out to your fans? It certainly does uplift the national spirit and love for cricket! We hope to see such ventures ahead that unite the team and the fans – if covid has highlighted one thing, it is the significance of fan interaction & involvement on the ground that is being missed on both sides!
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