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Asia cup: Funny pre-conference chat between captains sets a positive tone

India, Pakistan and Bangladesh captains' hilarious conversation was recorded in a viral video

New Delhi: The six captains of the 2018 Asia Cup came out to give a combined press conference on the eve of the opening match of the tournament between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in Dhaka — which takes place on September 15. While the journalists, camera persons and other officials were preparing to get the presser underway, three captains – Rohit Sharma, Sarfraz Ahmed and Mashrafe Mortaza – engaged in a friendly chat discussing some of the off-field happenings.

In the conversation, the Pakistan skipper even went on to question if the banned cricketer (Sabbir) doesn’t want to get a girl and get married, as he continues to face disciplinary issues? While Rohit suggested Mortaza that he should control the player, the Bangladesh captain went on to reveal that the player had most recently beaten a child.

Commenting about the India vs Pakistan fixture, the stand-in Indian captain Rohit Sharma said: “I am sure everyone is looking forward to it, but we will just focus on the match at hand. It is always exciting to play Pakistan, they have been great lately and have played very good cricket.”

India will start their campaign in the tournament against Hong Kong on September 18 and they meet arch-rivals Pakistan the next day.

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