Babar Azam, boys taste ‘victory’ at Dubai dinner

RTA Dubai traffic advisory for Pakistan vs India match

By: News Desk
Published: 01:10 PM, 4 Sep, 2022
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The Pakistani cricket squad went out for a team dinner on Saturday night in Dubai before their tense Super 4 encounter against India in the Asia Cup 2022.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) shared the pictures on Twitter stating, “A night out for our stars ⭐Pakistan team dinner in Dubai”.

The Pakistani boys were relaxed during the dinner and exchanged pleasantries as they were not much worried about the high-voltage encounter. Some fans commented that while having dinner they had already tasted ‘victory’.

The two sides will square off for the second time after India won the previous match by a margin of five wickets. Babar Azam and his team had a team dinner in Dubai before the Super 4 game which will be played today.

Favourite food items of top Indian, Pakistani cricketers

Both Pakistanis and Indians cannot wait for the highly-anticipated cricket clash between the two teams on August 28  in Asia Cup, Khaleej Times found out the favourite foods of star cricketers from both teams. Food holds a lot of significance in the sub-continent and is one of the things that bring Pakistan and India closer. Following are the favourite foods of some cricketers in the team

Babar Azam

Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam cannot live without biryani. The prolific batter who ranked number one in ODIs and T20s said he maintains a strictly healthy routine which is why he takes biryani moderately. It is a diet other Pakistani players also follow since former captain Misbah-ul-Haq, who now coaches, ordered a ban on oily food, as per reports. 

Mohammad Rizwan

Wicketkeeper and batter Mohammad Rizwan loves Kabuli Pulao. The rice dish has lamb, carrots, and raisins. It comes from Afghanistan's capital Kabul. The pulao is very famous in Peshawar, where Rizwan comes from.


The left-handed opener is quite conscious about his diet. Reportedly, the batter only takes fruits and yoghurt for lunch. As a youngster, however, he enjoyed many foods in his hometown Multan. He loves Multan's world-famous Sohan Halwa. "I still remember having Gol Gappay," he said in an interview.

RTA Dubai traffic advisory for Pakistan vs India match

The Asia Cup 2022 match between India and Pakistan has caused expected disruptions on Hessa Street near the intersection with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, according to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Disruptions are anticipated to continue from Sunday, September 4, from 3pm to 11pm, clashing with the activities of the Asia Cup 2022 in Dubai Sports City, as per the official tweets by RTA.

In order to prevent traffic jams, the RTA also advised travelers to choose other routes.

"The public is advised to use Umm Suqeim Street to reach their destination/match location, while residents of Dubai Sports City can use Al Fay Road as an alternative route," RTA said in a series of tweets.

Pakistan and India will face off once more at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Sunday (Today) after battling in their group's opening match of the Asia Cup 2022 last Sunday. And if both teams secures two wins each, they will meet again in the final match of the tournament on September 11.

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