Pakistani captain Babar Azam is among the finest batters of his generation. The 27-year-old is in great shape in front of the Asia Cup 2022. His team is in the Netherlands for a three-match ODI series, and Babar has scored 131 runs in two games with two 50s and an average of 65.50. Babar Azam struck his third fifty of the series against the Netherlands, extending his hot streak.
The first match saw Pakistan conquer the Netherlands by 16 runs, while the second game saw Babar Azam’s side trounce the hosts by 7 wickets.
Pakistan was bowled out for 206 after electing to bat first, and it appeared that the Netherlands would record a historic victory over the Men in Green. Naseem Shah and Mohammad Wasim Jr, on the contrary, wrought havoc with the ball, scooping up nine wickets between them and claiming the victory for the visitors by just nine runs. Azam stated that Pakistan needed to test their squad depth after winning the series and that the speed of the wicket was really quite slow. He praised the Netherlands bowlers as “Scotland bowlers” and was pleased with his team’s performance. He praised Naseem Shah, Wasim Jr., and Dahani for their strong play with the ball.
“We tried our bench strength. Early on, the ball wasn’t coming on well. We were short in the first innings. But credit to the Scotland bowlers who bowled very well,” Azam stated in the post-match conference.
He also added, “We are happy as a team. All credit to boys. They bowled very well in the second innings. He’s (Naseem) bowling very well with the new ball and in the death overs. Wasim also bowling well. And Dahani”.
Pakistani cricketers are frequently taunted on social media for their verbal English, and Babar Azam is an unfortunate example. Fans began berating him left, right, and centre pretty shortly as the footage went viral.
Checkout the clip here:
Here are some of the hilarious reactions to the post-match conference:
Even Sarfaraz used to speak better english than Babar Azam? pic.twitter.com/mvK4S701J3
— Vaibhav Ingale (@itzvri45) August 18, 2022
classy english made by our captain babar azam? https://t.co/Mv23Mu42iC
— Hamza Khan Tanoli (@Tanolibahi786) August 19, 2022
Babar Azam’s cricket skills = ??
Babar Azam’s English = ??
— Yash ??♂️ (@iamweiird) August 19, 2022
We're judging players & human beings on the basis of fluency in speaking English and/or educational qualification now? Well, then… Babar Azam is graduate & Sachin Tendulkar is 12th pass. What the F does that prove now? ? https://t.co/32dgMAvwVF
— Ayush (@abasu0819) August 19, 2022
Pakistan will face India in the Asia Cup 2022 Group A match on August 28 at the Dubai International Stadium, which is anticipated to be a thrilling competition considering the two countries history.