Pakistani cricket sensation Babar Azam is on a remarkable streak of performances, gearing up for the upcoming Asia Cup 2023 scheduled later this month. Currently in Sri Lanka, Babar is set to play nine matches in the tournament with his team, the Colombo Strikers. His recent form for the franchise has been nothing short of exceptional.
In his last four innings, the 28-year-old has scored 7, 59, 41, and even notched up a century against the Galle Titans on Monday. Babar’s astounding knock of 104 runs off 59 balls, which included 8 fours and 5 sixes, played a pivotal role in the Strikers’ thrilling victory, chasing down 189 runs with just one ball to spare.
Ramiz Raja, the former head of the Pakistan Cricket Board, was effusive in his praise for Babar’s stellar performance. However, in the heat of the moment, Raja made a rather awkward comment while commentating on the game.
After Babar completed his fifty, Raja’s excitement got the better of him, leading him to make an unusual and cringe-inducing remark about ‘marrying’ Babar.
“Fifty in security, class and quality. Calmness. He is your guy in such a situation. He can bat deep in the innings. I absolutely love him… Yeah, want to marry him,”Raja was heard saying during the live commentary.
HE REALLY SAID THAT😭 pic.twitter.com/BfFXicISpa
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Soon after Raja’s comment spread on social media like wildfire, capturing the attention of fans everywhere.
Adding to the intrigue, Raja continued showering praise on Babar throughout the innings, making a few more eyebrow-raising statements, such as dubbing Babar as the “Rolls-Royce of batting” and even asserting that “the entire nation of Pakistan tuned in to watch their captain, Babar Azam.”
In the midst of his stunning performance, Babar also achieved a significant T20 record, equalling Chris Gayle’s record by smashing his 10th T20 century. Although Gayle currently holds the record with 22 centuries in the shortest format, Babar still has ample time to surpass the West Indies legend’s remarkable tally.”