Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, and Shaheen Afridi reverse their roles during Pakistan's net session ahead of T20 World Cup final

There was a reversal in roles as Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan rolled their arms over while Shaheen Afridi turned batter during Pakistan's net session ahead of the final.

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Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan and Shaheen Afridi. (Photo Source: Twitter)

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Usually Pakistan skipper Babar Azam and wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan are seen toiling hard in the nets with the bat and pace spearhead Shaheen Afridi is seen bowling aggressively during Pakistan's net sessions. However, the roles were reversed with Shaheen batting in the nets and the batting duo bowling to him ahead of the eagerly awaited final.  

It happened just two days ahead of the T20 World Cup 2022 final against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The video of Babar, Rizwan, and, Shaheen’s net session has gone viral in no time.

In one of the videos, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan are seen rolling their arms over and in the other one, Shaheen can be seen testing his batting abilities in the nets.

Watch it here:

England vs Pakistan- A repeat of the 1992 World Cup final

Meanwhile, the T20 World Cup final face-off between Pakistan and England is going to be a repeat of the 1992 World Cup final which was also contested at the iconic MCG. The epic encounter saw the Imran Khan-led side come out on top by 22 runs to lift their first and only 50-overs World Cup trophy.

Coming back to Pakistan’s performances, they seemed to be taking an early exit from the tournament after losing their first two games against arch-rivals India and Zimbabwe before staging a remarkable comeback to qualify for the semis.

In the semifinal against New Zealand, the Men in Green went on to register a seven-wicket victory courtesy of half-centuries from Babar and Rizwan as the duo laid a solid foundation with a 105-run opening stand while chasing 153. Babar scored 53 runs off 42 deliveries while Rizwan top-scored for Pakistan with a 43-ball 57.

Shaheen Afridi, who looked completely off-coloured having gone wicketless against India and Zimbabwe made a remarkable turnaround and now has ten scalps to his name at an economy of 6.17. Pakistan will be playing their first World Cup final since 2009 and have not lost the last two ICC tournament finals that they have played.

They won the T20 World Cup in 2009 beating Sri Lanka at Lord's, and, went on to defeat India by 180 runs in the 2017 Champions Trophy final.