Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is considered as one of the finest modern-day batters in the cricketing World. But the 28-year-old star batter failed to deliver in the 20-20 World Cup 2022 for the men in green. Babar could score only 124 runs in seven innings of the seven matches he played.
Babar could register a very low average of 17.71 with only one half-century to his name in the first semi-final against New Zealand. The cricket fans took no time in trolling the World number three T20I batter for his sluggish approach in batting throughout the entire 2022 edition of the 20-20 World Cup.
They took to Twitter and named Babar Azam as the player of the tournament of the ‘Tuk-Tuk academy”, the recently innovated word by the trollers for some of the renowned players in the cricketing world who couldn’t deliver in the recently concluded marquee cricket competition in Australia.
Here’s how fans reacted to Babar Azam’s poor batting in the 20-20 World Cup 2022:
Plz make him acadamy president he is backbone of the acadamy🧐😔😔
— Ek_ Niranjan_☝️ (@mukkera_anand) November 14, 2022
I missed out just because we couldn't beat mighty Netherlands under my great Captaincy.
— Temba Bavuma Academy (@Bavuma_Academy) November 14, 2022
Babar bhai tuk tuk academy mein acch perform karte karte bhool he gaye ke opposite team ko kitna fayeda horaha hai 😂
— Saeed Ahmed🇮🇳 (@Saeed_Naik5) November 14, 2022
— AAZ (@azm144438) November 14, 2022
Booby badshah supremacy 🥵
— The_cricket (@The_cricket18) November 14, 2022
HAhahah,, i like tuktuk अकेडमी
— Rajesh Kumar (@Rajeshsha1994) November 14, 2022
Consistent and loyal performer of the academy..
— Sanjeeva Rayudu Geddirala (@sanjeevgedirala) November 14, 2022
Zimbabar you beauty 😤😻😘
— ikr (@from__mars__) November 14, 2022
Professor babar making his impact at our academy 🤌
— Lakshay (@luv__castic_) November 14, 2022
All hail Lord babar 👍👍👍👍
— Shivangi Singh (@Shivang89665249) November 14, 2022
Speaking of the final match between Pakistan and England, the three lions’ skipper Jos Buttler asked the men in green to bat first at the typical bowling-friendly turf of Melbourne Cricket Ground Melbourne. The 2009 20-20 World Cup winners could post a total of only 137 runs for the loss of eight wickets in the allotted 20 overs.
The young 24-year-old England all-rounder Sam Curran scalped three wickets by conceding just 12 runs in his quota of four overs. Other than him, senior leg spinner Adil Rashi also claimed two crucial wickets by conceding 22 runs in his quota of four overs.
While chasing the target, England looked in a trouble for once when they lost their five wickets, but once again it was Ben Stokes who crossed the finishing line for his team. The 31-year-old’s 51-run knock eventually helped the three lions to win the 20-20 World Cup after a wait of 12 years.