Saturday Apr 01, 2023
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is a globally acclaimed world-class cricketer, with a huge fan following across the world.
Surprisingly, the national side batting maestro's name has been added to one of the course books in Pakistan's arch-rival India.
A post on the microblogging site, Twitter contained a picture of a book's page with images and names of various international cricketers including Babar, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Sachin Tendulkar, Chris Gayle and others.
Reportedly, the book was a part of the course Indian Certificate of Secondary Education and the question above the pictures in the book was to join the names of the cricketers with their nicknames.
"Babar Azam got featured in the ICSE Book of class VIII in India. Alhamdulillah, Babar Azam is making Pakistan proud even in a Rival country," the user wrote.
The prolific batter had been under criticism lately for various reasons, one of which is hard-hitting remarks by former speedster Shoaib Akhtar on Babar's inability to communicate in English.
Babar has often faced criticism because of his communication skills while addressing the media. Meanwhile, his captaincy also remains under the knife quite often.
Reacting to the Tweet, Babar's fans said that the cricketer's name being added to the course books in India was the biggest proof that "Babar Azam is a brand".
Have a look at the reactions here:
Babar is currently the number one batter on ODIs. In T20Is, he is fourth and in Tests, he is fifth in the world.