Pakistan’s 2023 World Cup journey ended on a tough note as they missed the knockout stage. Babar Azam faced criticism for his captaincy, resulting in him losing his captain’s role.
However, in the midst of this, Babar Azam fans provided solace. One of them gifted him a special crown as a symbol of their unwavering support.
Pictures of this moment spread rapidly on social media, resonating deeply with Azam’s fan base.
A video showing the fan crafting the crown for Babar Azam also resurfaced.
Known as a potential ‘King of Cricket’ among passionate Pakistani fans, Babar is often compared to Virat Kohli due to his consistent run-scoring abilities.
In July 2022, he achieved 10,000 runs in 228 innings, achieving it in four fewer innings than Kohli.
After India beat Pakistan in the World Cup 2023 match at Narendra Modi Stadium, the former Pakistan skipper shared a light moment with Kohli. Kohli gifted him a signed jersey in a friendly exchange. However, this gesture faced criticism from Pakistani media and pundits.
Babar’s performance at the World Cup wasn’t the best. He scored four half-centuries in nine matches, and Pakistan won only four out of nine games, finishing fifth on the points table. Criticism mounted for the team’s lackluster show under his captaincy.
Now, the 29-year-old gears up for a three-match Test series in Australia starting from November 14.