Babar Azam is currently busy playing in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL). In this edition, he is the skipper of Peshawar Zalmi. Currently, his team is in the fourth position with four points in four matches. However, PSL has been a great tournament for the Pakistan skipper as he is the leading highest scorer in the history of the tournament.
However, Azam Khan has been a great find for the Men in Green in recent times. He has shown his explosive batting skills and big six-hitting skills in several tournaments for several franchises. He impressed his fans once again on 24 February 2023. Azam Khan smashed 97 runs off 42 balls, including nine fours and eight sixes. Now, regarding that innings, one Indian journalist came up with a tweet to take a dig at Babar Azam.
Here is the shared tweet:
Chalo kissi Azam ko to T20 khelna aata hai! 97 off 42 Azam Khan @MAzamKhan45 👏
— Sushant Mehta (@SushantNMehta) February 24, 2023
Babar Azam has been heavily criticised in recent times for his strike rate in T20s
Speaking of the tweet, the journalist wrote: “Chalo kissi Azam ko to T20 khelna aata hai! 97 off 42 Azam Khan @MAzamKhan45”. Fans noticed this and understood that he took a dig at Babar Azam while praising Azam Khan for his knock. This is not the first time when this journalist has taken a dig at the Pakistan skipper for his batting abilities in the shortest format of the game. Babar has been heavily criticised in recent times for his strike rate in the shortest format of the game.
Speaking about Babar Azam, he has played 99 T20Is so far for the Men in Green. In 94 innings, he has scored 3355 runs, at an average of 41.41 and a strike rate of 127.80. He has managed to score two centuries and 30 fifties so far in this format. Hearing such a comment from the journalist, Pakistan fans slammed him on the social media platform.
Here is how fans have reacted to the statement from the journalist on Twitter:
— Taaj Muhammad T()M🇵🇰 (@TaajMuh) February 24, 2023
Iski dukan e Babar Azam k Naam se chalti hai
— Ibrahim Hanif 🇵🇰 (@Ibrahim02114) February 24, 2023
q yar hamesha babar azam ke piche pafe rahte ho
— Md Saud (@DardSaud) February 24, 2023
Par kisi bhi mehta ko cricket khelna nahi aata
— Hemang Sharma (@iamhemangsharma) February 24, 2023
Dekhte kyun ho?
— LQ (@yedooriyaan_) February 24, 2023
Ro lo beta tumhara bnta b hai
— ||QG||💜مریم🦋 (@__Marru___) February 24, 2023
Koi khele na khele aapka rotuu pan permanent hai bhai,,😁🤣
— Ali Rizvi علی حماد 🇵🇰 (@AliHammadrizvi) February 24, 2023
Oh bhai kaam kar apna there is a reason babar azam is on top 10 in all formats bakwas kahin aur ja ke karo, ha jaga tang ghusane hoti ha.
— sk khan (@SubayyarKhan) February 24, 2023
Babar Azam one cover drive is better than whole journalism career 😏
— Alishba Ch (@Alishba76006564) February 24, 2023