Babar Azam Spotted Cleaning Grounds After PSL Game
Following the Pakistan Cricket League game between Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi, Pakistan captain Babar Azam was seen cleaning the ground along with other players.
The captain’s gesture was caught on video and shared on social media. The footage showed Azam throwing off water bottles outside the boundary line along with other players who helped him clean off garbage.
The original poster of the video was a fan with a Twitter handle, HR 150. He shared the post with the caption, “most humble and down to earth, there is nothing better than babar azam.”
The video of the Pakistan captain gained more attention thanks to journalist Himanshu Pareek. Pareek posted the video on his Twitter page with a caption that read, “Had to share this. PSL team members and the national team captain cleaning the stadium after the match. We all appreciate Team Japan after they cleaned the stadiums in FIFA World Cup. It’s similar to that.”
The video has over twenty thousand views and plenty of positive responses from fans.
Last Time Babar Azam Went Viral on Social Media
This post is not the first time Azam has made the headlines for a social media post. Recently, the Pakistan cricket team skipper opened up about his viral interaction with Virat Kohli.
The interaction happened in 2022 during India’s tour of England. At the time, Kohli was struggling with his form and at that point. Babar took to social media to share a picture of them during a match along with the message that read, “This too shall pass.”
Virat quickly responded to the post with, “Thank you. Keep shining and rising. Wish you all the best.”
In one interview, the captain said, “As a sportsperson, anyone can go through such a time. At that time, I thought maybe if I tweet it might give someone help and confidence. See, as a player, you try to back every sportsman in a difficult time. It is in difficult times when you get to know what you are thinking about others. At that time, I thought I should have done that and maybe something positive will come out of it. Something which can be a plus point.”
What did Babar do During the Match?
Babar Azam led Peshawar Zalmi to a two-run win over his former team Karachi Kings. During the match, Babar made 68, but Tom Kohler-Cadmore scored 92 off 52 balls, lifting Peshawar to a total of 199/5.
After their match against the Karachi Kings, Peshawar Zalmi will go against the Multan Sultans on February 17. Meanwhile, the Karachi Kings will face the Quetta Gladiators on February 18 for the Pakistan Cricket League.
The Pakistan Cricket League is a professional Twenty20 cricket league contested during February and March. The League is held annually and features six teams representing six cities in Pakistan.
Currently, Peshawar Zalmi is third in the league standings and their match against the Karachi Kings on their first match.