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VIDEO: Babar Azam rules Lahore streets

Tweeps obviously rushed to share their two cents seeing after Babar Azam on a motorbike

By Sports Desk
May 25, 2023

After Pakistan skipper Babar Azam shared a video of him riding a heavy bike through the streets of Lahore, fans were impressed, rushing to compliment him.

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Babar shared a video of him flying through the with the caption “Ready, set, GO!”.

With over 2000 retweets and hundreds of comments, one can safely say the video is going viral, winning over fans from across the country.

Twitter reacts

Tweeps obviously rushed to share their two cents seeing their favourite on a motorbike.

While some were impressed, complimenting his skills, others were concerned about his safety.

1. "Wah!"

VIDEO: Babar Azam rules Lahore streets

2. "Leaves competition in the dust"

VIDEO: Babar Azam rules Lahore streets

3.  "Precious Bhai"

VIDEO: Babar Azam rules Lahore streets

4. Does cover dive suits Babar better?

VIDEO: Babar Azam rules Lahore streets

5. "Bobby please!"

VIDEO: Babar Azam rules Lahore streets

What is Babar Azam up to?

Babar was roped in by Lanka Premier League (LPL) franchise Colombo Strikers for this year’s event on Tuesday.

Baabr was among the direct signings for the event ahead of the auction on June 11.

The fourth edition of LPL will be played from July 31 to August 22. The five-team tournament will be held at three venues, likely to be Hambantota, Colombo and Kandy.

The in-form Babar — one of Pakistan's most successful captains — will also lead the national team till the 2023 World Cup to be held in India in October.

Though the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has yet to make the official announcement, it was learned from well-informed sources that the Board's think-tank — comprising Management Committee Chairman Najam Sethi, chief selector Haroon Rashid and Director Coaching Mickey Arthur — has unanimously decided to repose trust in Babar as the captain of the team till 2023 World Cup.

Besides leading the team in the World Cup, he will also be seen captaining the team in all series and events in the run-up to the mega event.

These include the two Test match series against Sri Lanka, three-match ODI series against Afghanistan and Asia Cup to be hosted by Pakistan in September.

“Following a series of meetings over the last few weeks, the troika has decided to continue with Babar as the team captain till the World Cup.

"It is believed that since there was no potential candidate who can come even closer to his abilities as a cricketer and captain, the best and most sane approach is to continue with Babar as the captain till the ODI World Cup 2023,” the source confirmed to The News.

Besides, leading the team to the World No 1 spot in ODIs — albeit for just a few days — Babar is also unbeatable on the batting chart in the format.

“His ability to handle the team in crunch situations and his personal contribution that makes him a leader who can lead the team from the front makes him one of the best not only in Pakistan but around the world as well.

"The decision to retain him, captain, till the World Cup was unanimous as all three during the meetings were convinced that Babar was standing alone at the top of captaincy aspirants list for the extravaganza,” the source maintained.