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Babar Azam fandom grips LPL 2023, fanboy cheers loudly for Pakistan skipper in opener

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By India Today Sports Desk: Babar Azam conjures cheers wherever he goes. He is a crowd-puller and followers come to look at him wherever he performs. The Pakistan skipper just lately performed for Colombo Strikers of their match in opposition to the Jaffna Kings within the Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2023 on Sunday, July 30.

After the Strikers opted to bowl first, a fan was heard cheering loudly for Babar on the prime of his voice. The fanboy saved screaming Babar’s identify fairly s few occasions, exhibiting how a lot he’s keen on the favored cricketer.

It occurred within the tenth over of the innings when the Kings had been at 71 for the lack of three wickets. Priyamal Perera and Bangladeshi younger sensation Towhid Hridoy had been batting, attempting to resurrect the innings for the Kings.

As far as Babar was involved, he performed his first half within the match when he took an honest catch to dismiss Charith Asalanka. The batter tried to hit Lakshan Sandakan down the bottom, however holed out to Babar, who was at lengthy off.

The Kings ultimately completed their innings at 173 for the lack of 5 wickets. Hridoy was the standout batter for Jaffna after he scored 54 runs off 39 balls with 4 fours and a six.

Skipper Thisara Perera scored an unbeaten 14 off seven balls to inject some momentum into the innings. Naseem Shah, Chamika Karunaratne, Matheesha Pathirana and Sandakan picked up one wicket apiece.

Left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz couldn’t get a wicket, however gave away solely 24 runs in his quota of 4 overs. Interestingly, it was Niroshan Dickwella who led the Strikers and never Babar Azam.

Babar additionally occurred to make his LPL debut in that sport. Having already racked up 9000 runs in his profession within the T20 format, the Lahore-born batter is likely one of the greatest within the enterprise.