Babar Azam Zimbabar chants

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Former Pakistan captain Babar Azam was once again on fans’ radar during one of the Pakistan Super League clashes between Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans. The Pakistan top batter, who is often known for his calm and composed demeanour, lost his cool and threatened to throw the water bottle at fans. Azam, who stepped down from the role of Pakistan’s captain during the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, is currently leading Zalmi in Pakistan’s top-tier cricket league. 

The veteran batter has often been targeted by ‘Zimbabar’ chants due to his poor performance in recent years against big teams. Fans have mocked Babar with the ‘Zimbabar’ word, which has been derived from Babar's outstanding form against Zimbabwe. Notably, Azam has played 18 matches against Zimbabwe, where he has scored 693 runs, averaging at 57.75. His critics believe that Azam performs only against weak teams, including Zimbabwe. 

Peshawar Zalmi open win account in PSL 2024

Babar Azam-led Peshawar Zalmi finally managed to open their win account in the PSL 2024 after beating Multan Sultans by five runs in a nail-biting clash. The defeat recorded Multan’s first loss in the ongoing tournament. In the match, Babar contributed 31 runs off 26 balls, while Haseebullah Khan came up with 37 runs off 18 deliveries to put on a target of 180 for their counterparts. 

The 29-year-old has been on a good run so far in the PSL. He is currently sitting second on the leading run scorers’ standings with 171 runs in three games, which include two fifties as well.