Pakistan skipper Babar Azam gifted his jersey to a young fan after his team’s test victory over hosts Sri Lanka. The incident took place in Colombo on Thursday as Pakistan beat Sri Lanka 2-0 and made a promising start to their new World Test Championship Cycle campaign. 

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In the video on Twitter, Azam can be seen on the sidelines gifting his jersey to a young fan, who is visibly raved, by the shirt. The fan poses for a picture with his friend, who also received a shirt from the Pakistan contingent, specifically from Nauman Ali. The young fans will surely cherish this memory for a long time, especially given the manner of victory Pakistan has just achieved. 

Babar Azam “very proud” of series win over Sri Lanka

Pakistan achieved two incredible wins over Sri Lanka. The team won by an innings and 222 runs to clean-sweep the hosts Sri Lanka 2-0 in the test series. The 28-year-old skipper praised Abdullah Shafique and Saud Shakeel, who scored double centuries in the second and first tests respectively. 

He said, “Very proud to win the series, all credit to the boys and the coaching staff who've worked hard from the last 3-4 months. Everyone put in their efforts for us to win the series. We ticked all the boxes, worked hard on batting and fielding. Not a lot of it on the pitch for the pacers but they bowled well in both Tests. This is a team game, Saud in the first Test and Abdullah here were outstanding.”

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Pakistan will now shift their focus to the upcoming Asia Cup, where they are set to face bitter rivals India in the group stage. Notably, the format of the tournament could mean that they will have to face India three times throughout the tournament if the results go a certain way. Their Asian Cup campaign will begin against Nepal in Multan and their second game will be against India in Pallekele.