Skipper Babar Azam, a true gentleman of the game, has once again made a touching gesture, tweeting his support for injured New Zealand captain, Kane Williamson.

The Kiwi skipper is likely to miss the 50 overs World Cup to be held in India this year, after injuring the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in his right knee.

The top-order batsman suffered the injury while fielding for the Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League last Friday and returned to New Zealand soon after.

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Scans conducted on Tuesday confirmed that the injury would require surgery, making it unlikely he will be fit and available for selection for the tournament in October and November.

In his tweet, Babar Azam wrote, “Bounce back stronger. Get well soon Kane Williamson.”

https://twitter.com/babarazam258/status/1644036712413249541?s=20


The New Zealand Team is scheduled to tour Pakistan for an upcoming series in which they will play five T20 and five ODI matches in Pakistan. The series has a critical role in defining Pakistan team’s weakness and strengths before the upcoming World Cup in India.


Before this crucial series, Kane Williamson’s injury will be a blow for the Kiwis and a plus point for Pakistan.

The gesture of goodwill from Babar was widely appreciated by cricket fans around the world. Many people praised him for showing sportsmanship and solidarity with a fellow player who had suffered an injury.

The Pakistan skipper is known both for his formidable skills on the pitch and his graciousness on and off the field. His tweet offering support to Williamson is just one example of the kind of sportsmanship and camaraderie that he embodies.

Pakistan vs New Zealand series schedule:
Apr 14, Fri Pakistan vs. New Zealand, 1st T20I
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
7:30 PM
Apr 15, Sat Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
7:30 PM
Apr 17, Mon Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd T20I
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
7:30 PM
Apr 20, Thu Pakistan vs New Zealand, 4th T20I
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
7:30 PM
Apr 24, Mon Pakistan vs New Zealand, 5th T20I
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
7:30 PM
Apr 27, Thu Pakistan vs New Zealand, 1st ODI
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
2:30 PM
Apr 29, Sat Pakistan vs New Zealand, 2nd ODI
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi
2:30 PM
May 03, Wed Pakistan vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI
National Stadium, Karachi
May 05, Fri Pakistan vs New Zealand, 4th ODI
National Stadium, Karachi
2:30 PM
May 07, Sun Pakistan vs New Zealand, 5th ODI
National Stadium, Karachi
2:30 PM