‘Sach karwa hota hai’ – Fans troll Babar Azam as Simon Doull points out batter’s strike rate concerns

Babar Azam has always been criticised for his strike rate, especially in the shortest format of the game.

Babar Azam and Simon Doull
Babar Azam and Simon Doull (Image Source: Twitter)

On 8 March 2023, Babar Azam scored his maiden ton in the Pakistan Super League for Peshawar Zalmi. His team took on Quetta Gladiators in the ongoing tournament as both teams were looking for a win to improve their chances. But, his hundred was not enough as his team suffered an eight-wicket loss in Rawalpindi. 

But, the former New Zealand cricketer, Simon Doull came up with criticism over the strike rate of the star batter. He said that the Zalmi skipper took many balls to score his hundred and that affected his team’s overall total. Notably, Babar Azam reached 83 off just 46 balls. Then, he took 14 more balls to reach the triple-figure mark.

“Hundreds are brilliant and the stats are great. But it has to be team first,” – Simon Doull’s dig at Babar Azam       

During the commentary, the former Kiwi player said that personal records are great. But, a player should always keep his team ahead of his personal record. “The last little while, that is all that been happening rather than putting the team first. Rather than looking for boundaries. The is still so much firepower to come. Hundreds are brilliant and the stats are great. But it has to be team first,” Doull said.

He further added: “Where does that directive come from? Does that come from Babar who wants to bat on a road and improve his own stats? Or does it come from above him?” Earlier, he also took a dig at Mohammad Rizwan for taking many balls to score a century in the ongoing tournament. However, some fans came up and showed support for Doull to troll Babar. They also compared his innings with Jaso Roy’s as he scored a match-winning ton with a much better strike rate.

Speaking of the match, Babar Azam scored 115* runs off 65 balls, at a strike rate of 176.92. Thus, his team scored 240 runs for two wickets in 20 overs. In reply, Jason Roy scored 145* runs off 63 balls, at a strike rate of 230.15 and his team chased down the target in 18.2 overs.   

Here are some viral tweets from fans to troll Babar while supporting Doull:

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