Babar Azam, the captain of the Pakistan men’s cricket team, led his side to a brilliant 4-1 ODI series win against New Zealand at home last night. After the final match finished at the National Stadium in Karachi, where the visitors clinched a 47-run victory, a hilarious gaffe occurred between Babar and a reporter at the post-match press conference.
As the reporter was about to quiz the Pakistan captain about their series win, he mistakenly called him Imam instead of Babar. Hearing that, the 28-year-old instantly corrected his error and everyone in the press conference including the reporter started laughing.
Seconds later, Babar Azam quipped at the reporter’s blunder and said, "Lagta hai saaro ne Imam ko na sar par chadha liya hai (It seems like everyone has taken Imam to their head)."
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Babar Azam talks about Imam-ul-Haq's cryptic tweet
Imam-ul-Haq’s latest tweet after being dropped from the Pakistan team for the last two one-day international matches against New Zealand read, "Life is an unexpected journey, so never expect anything from anyone. Be patient, Allah is watching."
On Imam’s aforementioned tweet, Babar replied, I haven't checked my mobile and don't know what Imam has tweeted. There are no disgruntled players in our team and the unity is good. We try to resolve our matters within ourselves and not take them out."
Meanwhile, the Pakistan cricket team achieved the No. 1 ODI ranking in the world for the first time ever during the series against New Zealand. But after losing the final match, they relinquished their top status in the ODIs to Australia and went down to the no. 3 position behind India.