Babar Azam who will be leading Peshawar Zalmi in the PSL this year was late for the trophy unveiling ceremony but all the other captains waited for Babar Azam to click the photo with the trophy.
Babar Azam joined Peshawar Zalmi from Karachi Kings last year and led the team to the second qualifier in the PSL last year. The Pakistan Super League is scheduled to commence on February 17, Saturday and Peshawar Zalmi will open their campaign on Sunday against Quetta Gladiators.
During the trophy unveiling ceremony of the ninth season of the HBL Pakistan Super League, all the franchise captains were invited to click a picture together with the trophy.
There was Shaheen Shah Afridi who will be leading defending champions Lahore Qalandars, Sarfaraz Ahmed who will lead Quetta Gladiators, Shan Masood who will be the captain of Karachi Kings, Shadab Khan who will be leading Islamabad United, Mohammad Rizwan who is the captain of Multan Sultans and Babar Azam who will lead the Peshawar Zalmi this year.
While five captains were present and ready to click the picture in time, Babar Azam arrived a bit late for the unveiling. By the time he reached the ground, the trophy was already unveiled but everyone waited for him to click the picture of all the captains in one frame with the trophy.
Babar Azam is one of the most decorated cricketers in Pakistan with a great fan following amongst his countrymen and fans all over the world. He is one of the greatest Pakistani batters and has made a name for himself by achieving numerous records.
Babar Azam was seen coming to the ground late for the trophy unveiling ceremony and then he reached and hugged his Pakistan teammate Shadab Khan who was already present there alongside other captains. Shadab Khan was the first to greet Babar Azam and hugged him after he arrived on the ground for the group photo with the trophy.
Watch- Babar Azam Arriving Late For The Trophy Unveiling Ceremony
Update: Peshawar Zalmi captain Babar Azam got late and reached after the PSL trophy unveiling was already done 🤯
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Babar Azam did not have an auspicious 2023 as the captain of the Pakistan national cricket team. Under his leadership, Pakistan finished last in the Super 4 tables of the Asia Cup 2023 and then had an early exit in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 where they suffered four consecutive losses for the first time in the history of the ODI World Cup which included a heartbreaking loss against Afghanistan.
Babar Azam has made a better start to 2024 as he was the highest run-getter for Pakistan in the recently concluded five-match T20I series against New Zealand where he smashed three consecutive half-centuries.
However, Pakistan ended up losing all three games and lost the series 1-4 to New Zealand with the only positive being Babar’s batting performance in the series as he was struggling with form for a long time.