‘Zimbabar ka Jeevan sarthak’ – Fans react as Babar Azam gets featured in Indian Text Book

Babar Azam recently got unsold in the Hundred tournament’s draft.

Babar Azam
Babar Azam (Image Source: Twitter)

The Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam made headlines as he gets featured in an Indian Text Book. It has been found that he got featured in the sports section of an Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) textbook for grade eight. Seeing that fans went crazy and shared their views on the social media platform. 

It has been found that Babar’s image was there alongside famous Indian cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, and MS Dhoni. In the book, the question reads: “Cricket is the most loved game in India and the cricketers are celebrities. Do you know the nicknames of your favourite cricketers?”

Here is the shared tweet:

Babar Azam is currently the number one-ranked batter in the ODI format

According to the question, students need to match cricketers with their respective nicknames. The nickname of Babar Azam, ‘Bobby’ was also there among the available options. Speaking about Babar Azam, he is currently one of the top batters in the world in all three formats. In the ODI format, he is the number one-ranked batter. However, he recently was looking to play in the Hundred tournament. Hence, he entered the draft with a reserve price of £100,000. But, no franchises showed any interest in him. It was quite surprising to see him not get a team for another year in that tournament.

Meanwhile, such a decision from franchises left the veteran England bowler, James Anderson baffled. While speaking on the BBC’s Tailenders podcast, Anderson said: “I’d pay double for him. I’d spend the whole budget on Babar Azam. The only thing I can guess [for his absence] is that there might have been an availability issue. He might not be available for the whole Hundred.” In 2022, Babar Azam won the Men’s ODI player of the year for the second time in a row. However, he recently took a rest from the T20I series against Afghanistan and Shadab Khan lead the team.    

Here is how fans have reacted to Babar getting featured in an Indian Text Book:


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