PAK vs NZ: Babar Azam slams Pakistani anchor, here's why!
Pakistan cricket team batsman, Babar Azam scored his maiden ton against New Zealand in the ongoing second Test, being held in the UAE. Cricket fraternity and fans were all gung-ho about Azam's knock, but it seems Pakistan anchor Zainab rubbed him the wrong way. She called her Mickey Arthur's son on Twitter and the cricketer took offense. Here's more about it.
'Don't cross your limits'
Who is Zainab?
The 30-year-old Zainab is a professional news anchor and reporter. She works for Dunya news and was also seen anchoring during the Pakistan Super League. She is a daughter of a famous Pakistani politician. Zainab is also an ardent follower of the IPL. She is often seen tweeting about players. She has been criticized by Pakistani fans, on numerous occasions, for commenting about IPL.
Centurion Babar unhappy with 'son' comment
Babar, who played a stunning hand to help Pakistan post a big total, was clearly unhappy with the journalist's comment where she referred to him as Arthur's son. Mickey Arthur is the current coach of Pakistan. Babar scored 127* and his innings was laced with 12 fours and two maximums. He stitched a productive stand with Harish Sohail (147) as Pakistan managed 418/5.
Babr amasses maiden ton in 18th Test
This was Babar's maiden ton in his 17th Test match. Prior to this knock, he had hit 8 half-centuries. Once he was dismissed for 99 against Australia and on another occasion he was left stranded on 90*. This time he faced more than 30 delivers in his journey from 90 to 100. And he was rewarded for a superb performance.
Pakistan look to get the job done
Men in Green, who lost the first Test in a shocking manner, have the upper hand in the second Test. The Kiwis folded for a paltry score of 90 in their first innings. The hosts will be aiming to get the job done with two and a half days of play remaining. Yasir Shah has picked 8 wickets already and could determine the match.