Pakistan Super League is going to kick off on 13 February 2023. Babar Azam is going to lead the Peshawar Zalmi side this time around. So, fans are eager to see him in action for the franchise in the upcoming edition of the PSL. However, in recent times, Babar has failed to do well in the shortest format of the game.
Peshawar Zalmi will take on Karachi Kings on 14 February 2023 in the National Stadium Karachi. Meanwhile, Babar Azam is the highest run-scorer so far in the history of PSL. Currently, Babar Azam has scored 2413 runs in 66 innings, at an average of 42.33. So, this franchise’s fans will hope for such a performance once again from the Pakistan skipper.
“I don’t want to satisfy people, I want to satisfy myself only” – Babar Azam
However, fans have always criticized Babar Azam for his overall strike rate in the 20-20 format. In his overall PSL career, he has a strike rate of 121.13. Speaking about Babar’s career in T20Is for Pakistan, he has played 99 matches and scored 3355 runs in 94 innings. His average has been 41.41 while his strike rate has been 127.80. So, fans have always criticized him brutally for his form in the shortest format of the game. In recent big tournaments of T20Is, he has failed miserably for the Men in Green.
In the Asia Cup 2022, Babar Azam scored 68 runs in six matches while managing 124 runs in seven innings in the 20-20 World Cup 2022. But, he batted at an average of 17.71 and a strike rate of 93.23 throughout that tournament. Now, ahead of the tournament opener, Babar Azam came up with a shocking statement in the pre-match press conference. He said: “I don’t want to satisfy people, I want to satisfy myself only.” Seeing such a comment, fans went crazy and shared some funny tweets for the Pakistan skipper.
Here is the shared tweet:
"I don't want to satisfy people, I want to satisfy myself only," Babar Azam in pre-match press conference. #HBLPSL8
— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) February 13, 2023
Here is how fans have reacted to the statement from Babar Azam ahead of the PSL Season 8:
Cricket ki he bat ho rhi h na🤭
— Jatin (@JatinBabar) February 13, 2023
Virgins bhi yahi bolte hain
— Ash (@__your__dad___) February 13, 2023
Mamla garam hai 🔥
— Nomi 🇵🇰 (@Nomi19199) February 13, 2023
That's what Zimbabar things statpadder things will Go, No Need to Explain and discuss About them.purely Zimbabar 🎯
— A.Ashwal (@Ashwal7A) February 13, 2023
Babar azam unfiltered.
— Rohit.Bishnoi (@The_kafir_boy_2) February 13, 2023
Satisfying self at the cost of nation
— AB_Hi (@abhi_inthearc) February 13, 2023
He is satisfying his teammates girlfriend.
— Shaira Noorani (@NooraniShaira) February 13, 2023
Self satisfaction pic.twitter.com/belBipuT5w
— Pratham. (@75thHundredWhen) February 13, 2023