Pakistan skipper and one of the finest batters in the World, Babar Azam is currently in the headlines of social media due to his endless batting miseries in the ongoing 20-20 World Cup 2022. Babar has found himself unable to manage to touch even the double-digit in all three matches he played so far. This performance from the 28-year-old has brought him to the receiving end of criticism from Pakistan fans.
The fans took no time in lashing out at the out-of-form right-hander. Notably, Babar has scored only 8 runs in 3 innings so far with a below-par average of only 2.6. Babar could score only four runs and fell prey to a run out on a direct throw by the Dutch fielder Van der Merwe.
Here’s how fans reacted to Babar’s continuous poor outings in the tournament:
Iske double tho Shaheen afridi ne banaya tha india se against 😂
— harsh♥️ (@HARSH99OP) October 30, 2022
And Zimbabwe & Netherlands took it personally.😂😂 pic.twitter.com/mZfznVIJQs
— Rahul Sharma (@monkonweed) October 30, 2022
3 matches 8 runs
King Babar 🤩
— ᴠᴋ ♡ (@ILY_Kohli) October 30, 2022
Let’s laugh at Zimbabar 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/nsQd1g6VjC
— 🏏DΛЯK 🇮🇳 🎥 (@Bloodshed___) October 30, 2022
— saurav (@saurav_king18) October 30, 2022
— CricketRockerZZ 💯 fb (@CricketRockerZZ) October 30, 2022
He thinks he is better than Virat Kohli 🤣🤣😭
— 𝐀𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐦. 🦁 (@RofiedAsim) October 30, 2022
Discussing a bit more about the nail-biting thriller between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, batting first, Bangladesh posted a total of 150 for the loss of seven wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Opener Najmul Hasan Shanto played a brilliant knock of 71 runs off 55 balls for Bangladesh to help them reach a total of 150 runs for the loss of seven wickets. Other than Najmul, middle-order, and skipper Shakib also played the knocks of 29 and 23 runs respectively.
While chasing the target, the senior batter went on to score a brilliant knock of 64 runs for Zimbabwe. Eventually, the match came at the moment when Zimbabweans needed 5 runs off the last ball. Bangladesh wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan happened to do a mistake by collecting the ball before it crossed the wickets to stump out Blessing Muzarabani on the last ball. So, the no-ball declared by the TV umpire made both teams come again to the field for the last ball.