Babar Azam gets a whimsical welcome ahead of his Somerset debut
Babar Azam is making strides in cricket and he's getting a lot of love for it across the globe.
The cricketer, who recently became ICC’s IT20 number one ranked batsman has been chosen by the Somerset County Cricket Club for this year’s T20 Vitality Blast and looks like Somerset is excited to have him on board.
The Wurzels, an English country band decided to give Babar a warm welcome in their own way and we can't help but smile!
The T20 Vitality Blast runs across nine-and-a-half weeks starting on Thursday, July 18. Azam will be available for all 14 Vitality Blast group matches plus the quarter-final. His availability for Finals Day would be dependent on his international commitments with Pakistan.
Other Pakistani cricketers participating in the tournament include Mohammad Amir (Essex), Faheem Ashraf (Northamptonshire) and Fakhar Zaman (Glamorgan) to name a few.
After agreeing to join Somerset, the 24-year-old shared, “...
Inzamam ul Haq to step down as chief selector
Inzamam ul Haq on Wednesday announced his decision to step down from the post of the chief selector for Pakistan cricket team.
"I realised that I did all I could and will resign after my tenure is up on July 30," Haq told a news conference.
Inzamam said he would be willing to work in another post for the Pakistan Cricket Board as long as it did not pertain to the selection process.
“Cricket is my passion but I do not want to be part of the selection process.”
Inzamam said he was satisfied with the Pakistan team's performance at the World Cup, telling reporters that luck did not go their way.
Pakistan finished fifth in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 points table missing out on a semi-final berth. The team was tied with New Zealand with 11 points but did not qualify for the final four due to a lower net ...
Six or five runs for Ben Stokes? Overthrow controversy in last over of World Cup final
One of the biggest turning points of the World Cup final humdinger between England and New Zealand was the overthrow on the fourth ball of the final over bowled by Trent Boult.
Needing nine runs from three balls to win their first-ever men’s World Cup crown, England were handed an unlikely lifeline when a Martin Guptill throw bounced off Ben Stokes and raced to the third man boundary. The English all-rounder, who had played the ball to deep midwicket and had dived to complete a second run, had not made any deliberate contact with the ball and despite his repeated apology to the New Zealand players, the overthrow runs were bound to be counted.
The only question was whether five or six runs should be added to the England total and after considerable deliberations with his colleague, umpire Kumar Dharmasena signaled a six – four runs for overthrow and two ...