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Pressure will be on both teams: Hong Kong's Babar Hayat reflects on Pakistan clash

image-l7kb3va9Babar Hayat in action

As only one spot remains for the Super 4s, Hong Hong and Pakistan will battle for it in the final group-stage match of the Asia Cup 2022, scheduled on September 2 at Sharjah.

Meanwhile, Hong Hong batter Babar Hayat spoke ahead of his side's knockout clash versus Pakistan. As it will be a do-or-die affair, Hayat stated that both teams will be under the pump to deliver the goods.

"The pressure will certainly be there. Pakistan is a big time and they have a good bowling attack. Perhaps the best bowling attack in the tournament. Pressure will be on both teams. It is not that the pressure will be only on one team. We will try our best to win matches," 

"Our cricket went down because of Covid"

Further, the 30-year-old shared the hardships they faced in the COVID times. He added how their game took a toll, but now things are now back on track.

"We have not played a lot of cricket in past few years because of Covid. Due to Covid there were lot of restrictions in Hong Kong. Grounds were closed. Club cricket grounds used to open sometimes and we used to play one or two matches and it used to get closed after that. Our cricket went down because of that and now with the relief in restrictions, we are playing cricket continuously for three months," 

Losing their respective matches against India, Hong Kong and Pakistan will fight for the final Super 4 spot today.

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