Why Wasim Akram’s criticism of Babar-Kohli jersey swap was misplaced

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The year is 1931 and 30,000 football fans await an epic encounter between France and England at the Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, 40 km outside of downtown Paris.

Within the initial half-hour, it became unmistakably clear to the spectators that this encounter would be heavily one-sided, as France asserted their dominance right from the outset. The final score, 5-2, not only marked a historic win for France over England, but also resulted in the birth of a new sporting tradition. The first ever jersey swapping took place.

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