PAK v NZ 2018

This tweet of Babar Azam is breaking the internet and raising many questions

Babar finally reaches a Test hundred against New Zealand having made 99 in last month’s series against Australia.

In his last four Test innings, Babar managed to score 92, 62, 13 and an unbeaten 127 on Sunday. It was his fifth 50-plus score in 10 innings this year, in which he averages nearly 68+ with the bat.

Babar Azam said he was relieved to have hit a first Test century for Pakistan, just three innings after being dismissed on 99 against Australia.

The fact it has taken the gifted 24 year old as many as 17 matches to break his duck seems odd. Babar is the world’s No 1 batsman in Twenty20 cricket, and already has eight one-day international centuries to his name – but many would regard his game as being even better suited to the long-form.

It is safe to assume the 127 not out he made against New Zealand in the second Test at the Dubai International Stadium could be the first of many in whites for Pakistan.

It was an entirely assured effort, bar perhaps for a few tricks of the mind. Babar has a well-chronicled blindspot when it comes to intervals, often losing his wicket on one side or the other of a break.

As such, he might have been a touch pensive when the teams broke for tea with him on 99 not out – his previous highest Test score, which he made against Australia in Abu Dhabi last month.

The man himself acknowledged it was a relief, but said he had not been worried about reaching the milestone.

“There was no pressure, I’d be lying if I say that not scoring a Test century was burden on me,” Babar said.

My previous best scores will be counted as half-centuries. I had heard that scoring a Test century is special and that’s exactly what I experienced today. I was out on 99 against Australia. It’s definitely a relief to get over the line. I have gained a lot of confidence in the wake of scoring this hundred.

“In the UAE, the wickets are on the slower side. You can’t play through the line, you need to take your time and be patient.”

As Babar scored his maiden test hundred, a lot of people congratulate him for this achievement and one of them was Zainab Abbas.

Zainab Abbass tweeted:

Well played Babar Azam – loved how the boys went congratulating Mickey Arthur celebrating his “son’s” century!

Babar Azam quoted Zainab’s tweet and said:

Think before u say something and don’t try to cross your limits! OOPS!!

This reply by Babar Azam to Zainab Abbas started a new war on social media. Some praised Babar while some disagreed with him. Let’s take a look what people have to say about it;

That’s really a question;

It’s a Million$ question;

Cousin Effect maybe;

Are you serious dude?

Can’t agree with this!

HAHAHA That could be the reason behind Babar’s tweet!

WAOOW! A new Indian fan;

That’s a big achievement;

Here’s how other people reacts;

 

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