Pakistan captain Babar Azam had a forgetful outing in the just-concluded first ODI match against Afghanistan of the 3-match series on Tuesday (August 22).
Babar Azam Scored Hi 16th International Duck
Babar Azam walked out to bat at number 3 after Fakhar Zaman fell early in the innings and got himself in trouble as Mujeeb Ur Rahman trapped him LBW for a 3-ball duck. The Pakistani captain drove the first ball firmly to mid-off. He did not middle the next ball – the last of the over – and it rolled to mid-on. The second over was bowled by Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Imam-ul-Haq played out the first four balls of the ball before flicking the fifth to switch the strike.
Mujeeb then pitched the ball on the off-stump. Babar Azam went forward to defend but missed the line completely, and the ball hit him on the front pad and he was given out leg-before.
Overall, it was for the 16th time that the Pakistan captain has been packed off for a duck in his international career so far.
Notably, every time Babar Azam scores a sensational knock, his fans were quick to compare him to some of the greatest batters to ever play the game of cricket. However, today as he got out for a duck, fans on social media trolled him left, right, and center. There were many who trolled by pointing out that out of form Virat Kohli got a century against Afghanistan but Babar got out for a duck.
Check out the reactions of the fans:
Azam Sent An Important Message To His Team Ahead Of Asia Cup 2023:
Babar had a simple, yet strong message, for his team ahead of the busy schedule. “My message has always been to believe in yourself and make sure that you give your hundred per cent in the field”,
He added: “We enter this series with good momentum following our Test series win here and we are eager to build on it. We have a few new faces in the side and I wish them good luck for the challenges ahead. Most of the boys have been playing cricket in different leagues, but when you don the Pakistan star, it is a different feeling altogether,”