The Pakistan Super League (PSL) match between Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings witnessed an ugly incident when Mohammad Amir threw the ball towards Babar Azam in retaliation. Although the ball missed Babar, the act raised eyebrows and caused an uproar among cricket fans.
The incident occurred during the match when Amir was bowling to Babar Azam, who is also the captain of the Pakistan cricket team. It is unclear what led to Amir’s anger towards Babar, but reports suggest that an ongoing feud between the two culminated to this moment.
This behaviour by Amir is unacceptable and unprofessional, especially towards a fellow player and captain. The game of cricket is known for its sportsmanship and fair play, and such incidents do not reflect well on the players and the game.
Earlier in an interview, Amir stated that he had no specific match-ups against any player and that his job was to take wickets and win matches for his team. However, his actions during the PSL match suggest otherwise, raising questions about his professionalism and temperament.
Bowling to Babar and a tailender is same- Mohammad Amir
In a recent interview, Shoaib Jatt asked Amir, “When Virat Kohli was at his peak, the world acknowledged him that time, and you were still able to take his wicket every time you face him. Now world acknowledges Babar Azam, what are your plans now?” In reply to that, Mohammad Amir said: “I don’t have any such match-ups against anyone. For me, bowling to Babar and a tailender is the same. My job is to take wickets and win matches for my team, so for me, facing Babar or a tailender batting at number 10 will be the same.”
In conclusion, Mohammad Amir’s actions during the PSL match between Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings have been labelled as ‘unacceptable’ and ‘unprofessional’. Many social media users have stated that it is essential for players to maintain their composure on the field and display good sportsmanship. Such incidents do not reflect well on the players and the game and must be avoided at all costs.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to the heated incident between Mohammad Amir and Babar Azam:
pakistani cricketer ek dusre ki respect ni krte … from javed to imran… aqib to wasim akram.. amir to babar ek dusre ke against kuch bi bol dete hain … so many examples are left
— Manohar Bhardwaj (@ManoharBhardw20) February 15, 2023
Takleef hua tha bichare ko 🌚 pic.twitter.com/NhX4T8qcTD
— Babar Azam is the King! 👑 (@m_4_maira) February 15, 2023
Lagta hai UK wali counselling Ki dobara zaroorat hai bhai ko @iamamirofficial 😜
— Engr Ammad Sheikh (@officialammad) February 15, 2023
@iamamirofficial What is this behuda besharam behavior? What were you trying to achieve? Your behavior has surpassed all levels of chapriness in recent times man
— Tahsin Iqbal Ayon (@TahsinIqbalAyon) February 15, 2023
Babar to Amir😌😌 pic.twitter.com/HiO5T20pPF
— ℍ𝕚𝕣𝕒 𝕐𝕠𝕦𝕊𝕒𝕗⚡ (@jabeenyousaf786) February 15, 2023
Amir smjta kya h khd ko BC fazool ka chora horha h phely bowling krna seekh phr ana aaya bara Babar ko out kry ga 😡😡
— haadii (@haadii72739139) February 15, 2023
Agar lg jati na ye ball Babar ko ghalti se bhi phir khatam tha ye
— Hania Naz (@IHani56S) February 15, 2023
This man is finding new ways to be hated… by the way this rivalry is good for the PSL 😝
— Muhammad Shah (@MShahNSRPK) February 15, 2023
Dard hua h bichare ko, wai
— Aneeka Amin (@AneekaAmin) February 15, 2023