Renowned commentator from New Zealand, Simon Doull had a one-on-one chat with Pakistan skipper Babar Azam ahead of the fixture between Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United in the 2023 edition of the Pakistan Super League on Sunday.
Babar, who had to stay back from Zalmi’s last game as he was suffering from fever, and Simon had an argument related to this. During the Wednesday encounter between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators, Babar was criticized by Doull for taking longer than expected to complete his first PSL century.
Due to his criticism of the Zalmi captain, Doull received a lot of heated responses from Babar Azam’s supporters.
“I don’t need to say what was said but it was good. Lots of respect from both sides and it was really good. He [Babar] wasn’t feeling at his best,” Duoll said while sitting in as commentary box during the PSL match.
‘Babar Azam can surpass the fab four’: Simon Doull
On Saturday, the Blackcaps commentator spoke out about his criticism of Babar and expressed his desire for the Pakistani captain to surpass the fab four (Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, and Joe Root) and become the finest batter in the world.
“When I talk about Babar, I talk about his intent. I have said it a year ago, forget about fab four, he is the top one for me. He was the best player in the world. This is the sort of tournament he should be dominating in my opinion. It is just an opinion,” asserted the former Kiwi player.
“He should be dominating these bowling attacks. Not with a strike rate of 120 or 130. I loved his batting and intent today. That’s my point. I love watching him play. He should be saying to bowlers, ‘I am the Pakistan captain and you get me at your own peril, I will dominate you’,” the 53-year-old added.
Here’s how fans reacted after seeing the picture of Babar Azam and Simon Doull:
Doull be like: Gaali bhi mai khau, sorry bhi mai bolu.
— 왕 Khal Drogo 🐼 (@natumjanonahum8) March 12, 2023
— Indian Cricket Fan (@FanofICTforever) March 12, 2023
same vibe 😄 pic.twitter.com/bzjkZOhWs4
— Planck (@Soulful_mu8ic) March 12, 2023
— Pigga (@piggahd77) March 12, 2023
"Bhai nahi kaunga tuje ab expose, PCB ko manaale aur mujhe naukri permanent dilwaade please"
— Khush Thakkar (@Khush_Thakkar12) March 12, 2023
New Zealand shift ho jau to do waqt ki roti milegi kya
— ritesh gada 🍭🍭 (@riteshgada193) March 12, 2023
Simon Dull software Updated🤣
— HARIS°•. (@HARISFF107) March 12, 2023
Babar Azam to Simon Doull : Tere naam ki supari di hai maine, ab kuch bola mere against toh tu gya
— R (@josgoatler) March 12, 2023
Ab agli baar yeh taarif hi karega dhek Lena.
Yeah it happens sometimes 😅
— Avinash P (@FaltuKaExpert) March 12, 2023