Pakistan captain Babar Azam stand before the heat after his team lost the current One-Day International (ODI) series against England on Saturday.
It was the second game of the three-a-side game played at Lords Cricket Ground. Pakistan had to win the match to stay alive as they also lost the opening match earlier. However, a further batting failure led to the loss of Pakistan in the second match and lost the series.
As far as fans are concerned, the biggest disappointment was in the form of Babar’s rugby game failures. In the series opener, the Lahore boy was sent back to the pavilion for a 3-ball duck by English pacemaker Saqib Mahmood. Similarly, Babar could only contribute 19 runs in the second game, as Saqib again claimed his substantial wicket.
Pakistani fans flooded the internet with humorous memes and jokes, they had fun and also showed their frustration about Babar. Some fans even showed the phrase ‘Ghabrana Nahi hai’ (do not lose your nerves), which Babar used in the press after losing the first game.
This is how Netburgers conjured Babar:
Babar Azam Babar Azam
v / s Zimbabwe v / s Other Teams pic.twitter.com/Ylqro9ry0i
– Just a Behrupiya (@wittyshaman) 10 July 2021
– Abster (@amarabster) 10 July 2021
– Annas🇵🇰🇱🇾 (@ AAnis97) 10 July 2021
– Shayan 🇵🇰 (@Emerald_creed) 10 July 2021
Babar Azam in the last 4 international innings: –
19 vs ENG today *
0 vs ENG
2 vs Zimbabwe
0 vs Zimbabwe
21 runs with 5.25 average with 2 golden ducks by Babar Duckzam. Gareebo ka koning 🤣
– The Dhruv TV (@TheDhruvTV) 10 July 2021
– a tribe (@onetribepost) 10 July 2021
– Cricket Clue (@cricketcluein) 10 July 2021
Dear Babar Azam,
“Aap ne ghabrana nahi” pic.twitter.com/vYJ5VileVA
– Salman Sikandar (@SALSIKandar) 10 July 2021
– Alpha 🇵🇰🤝🇵🇸 (@ObnoxiousBrat) 10 July 2021
– Ā X Ā (@ 71ismissing) 10 July 2021
Zimbabwe to Babar Azam currently: pic.twitter.com/BGgc6ud8fD
– pasha (@zorawarrr) 10 July 2021
– (@ NimraKhan104) 10 July 2021
In the match, Pakistan, after winning the toss, chose to bowl first and packed England under 250. The home team could only take 247 posts before being bundled together. Opener Philip Salt scored the highest 60 runs from 54 balls, while the middle-order batsman James Vince made 56 deliveries. Alom player Lewis Gregory also made a valuable contribution of 40 runs. For the visitors, Hasan Ali was their choice of the bowlers. Ali scored a five-wicket haul for 51 runs in 9.2 overs.
In response, Pakistan scored for 41 runs in 195 overs and lost the match by 52 runs. Saud Shakeel was the only highlight in Pakistan’s batting. Shakeel made 56 of 77 balls. For England, Gregory picked up three scalps, while Mahmood, Craig Overton and Matthew Parkinson each took a few wickets.
The third and final match of the series takes place on Tuesday (July 13) at Edgbaston in Birmingham. After the one-day match, both teams will face each other in the T20I series by Friday, July 16th.