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'Comparison with Kohli makes no sense. Babar is just starting': Misbah

Misbah-ul-Haq had a rather blunt take when asked about the comparisons between Virat Kohli and Babar Azam.

Virat Kohli; Babar Azam(AP)
Virat Kohli; Babar Azam(AP)
Published on Jan 29, 2023 09:17 AM IST

Azharuddin sums up Kohli vs Azam debate with no-nonsense four-word verdict

Joining the Virat Kohli vs Babar Azam debate, former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin rather summed it up with no-nonsense four-word verdict.

Babar Azam; Mohammad Azharuddin; Virat Kohli
Babar Azam; Mohammad Azharuddin; Virat Kohli
Published on Jan 28, 2023 08:11 PM IST

'Tweeting is their only job': Akram on ‘journalists’ over Babar ‘spat’ stories

Wasim Akram launched a scathing attack on ‘journalists’ over stories of a spat with Babar Azam following the duo's stint with Karachi Kings at the Pakistan Super League.

Babar Azam; Wasim Akram(Getty/Screengrab)
Babar Azam; Wasim Akram(Getty/Screengrab)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 03:22 PM IST

'It's like comparing Akram with Afridi': Ex-Pakistan captain on Kohli vs Babar

The former Pakistan captain made a blunt remark when asked on the comparisons between Babar Azam and Virat Kohli.

Babar Azam (L) with Virat Kohli(File)
Babar Azam (L) with Virat Kohli(File)
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 03:12 PM IST

'Players complain about Babar? No one can stand in front of him right now'

Rashid Latif launched a scathing attack on Babar's critics amid speculations over his captaincy future with Pakistan.

Babar Azam (Getty)
Babar Azam (Getty)
Published on Jan 27, 2023 11:26 AM IST

'Look at where Smith, Warner have been...': Ponting's 'scary' verdict on Babar

Babar Azam may have been named the ICC Men's Cricket of the Year, but former Australia skipper Ricky Ponting says the Pakistan star still has room to improve.

Ricky Ponting; Babar Azam(File)
Ricky Ponting; Babar Azam(File)
Updated on Jan 27, 2023 11:30 AM IST

Babar fans slam 'stat padder' Kohli as PAK captain named ODI Player of the Year

Babar Azam was named the ODI Player of the Year by the ICC for a second consecutive year.

Virat Kohli has enjoyed a major uptick in form in ODI cricket recently(Getty Images)
Virat Kohli has enjoyed a major uptick in form in ODI cricket recently(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 26, 2023 01:46 PM IST

Ex-Pakistan star comes up with bold pick for Babar Azam's successor as captain

The former Pakistan cricketer has picked Babar Azam's ideal successor in ODI and Test formats. Babar is reportedly facing the prospect of being replaced as Pakistan's all-format captain after a terrible home season.

Pakistan's skipper Babar Azam waits for the toss before the start of a match(AP)
Pakistan's skipper Babar Azam waits for the toss before the start of a match(AP)
Published on Jan 25, 2023 07:58 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Shubman Gill equals Babar's world record after smashing 4th ton in 3rd ODI vs NZ

Indian opener Shubman Gill has matched Babar Azam's world record in the 3rd ODI between India and New Zealand at the Holkar Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.

Indian opener Shubman Gill has matched Babar Azam's world record in the 3rd ODI between India and New Zealand(PTI)
Indian opener Shubman Gill has matched Babar Azam's world record in the 3rd ODI between India and New Zealand(PTI)
Published on Jan 24, 2023 04:02 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'He wanted players who…': Ex-PAK star cites Dhoni's example to take dig at PCB

The former Pakistan cricketer feels Babar Azam should endorse MS Dhoni's style of leadership. The ex-cricketer also claimed that Pakistan are ‘shielding’ senior players.

The former Pakistan cricketer feels Babar Azam should endorse MS Dhoni's style of leadership. The ex-cricketer also claimed that Pakistan are ‘shielding’ senior players. (ANI-AP)
The former Pakistan cricketer feels Babar Azam should endorse MS Dhoni's style of leadership. The ex-cricketer also claimed that Pakistan are ‘shielding’ senior players. (ANI-AP)
Updated on Jan 22, 2023 10:20 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'Neither Babar nor I were...': Afridi slams PCB's call on Shan as vice captain

Shahid Afridi, former interim chief selector, has ridiculed the call from PCB, questioning the logic behind picking Masood for the role, revealing that he was not even in consideration for a position in the team for the New Zealand series.

Babar Azam; Shan Masood; Shahid Afridi
Babar Azam; Shan Masood; Shahid Afridi
Published on Jan 21, 2023 04:33 PM IST

Kohli gains big in latest ICC men's ODI player rankings, nears No.1 Babar Azam

In last four ODIs that Kohli has played, he has hammered three centuries. He had kickstarted the year 2023 in a terrific manner, notching up his hundred( 113 off 87 balls) in the first ODI against Sri Lanka and then followed it up with another ton (166 off 110 balls) in the third game.

Babar Azam; Virat Kohli(getty images/file photo)
Babar Azam; Virat Kohli(getty images/file photo)
Published on Jan 18, 2023 12:41 PM IST

‘Stop making fun of yourself…’: Akram on Babar Azam's captaincy future

Wasim Akram shared his opinion on the criticism regarding Babar Azam's role as Pakistan captain.

Babar Azam and Wasim AKram during a PSL match
Babar Azam and Wasim AKram during a PSL match
Published on Jan 18, 2023 10:59 AM IST

PCB gives stern response to Babar Azam's alleged leaked chats and videos

The PCB also justified Babar Azam's silence on the matter and said the right-handed batter didn't feel it was 'worthy' to react to such unsubstantiated personal allegations'.

PCB reacts to the allegations on Babar Azam
PCB reacts to the allegations on Babar Azam
Published on Jan 18, 2023 09:07 AM IST

Babar Azam's one-line Tweet amid accusations, leaked intimate chats

There has been no official comment on the leaked intimate chats, videos and ‘sexting’ accusation from either Babar Azam or the Pakistan Cricket Board but the talismanic right-handed batter appeared to be unaffected by the social media storm.

Pakistan's Babar Azam reacts as he walks off the field after losing his wicket during the second one-day international cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand, in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)(AP)
Pakistan's Babar Azam reacts as he walks off the field after losing his wicket during the second one-day international cricket match between Pakistan and New Zealand, in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)(AP)
Updated on Jan 18, 2023 09:15 AM IST

'Aur isko Kohli banna hai': Babar Azam's intimate videos, chats allegedly leak

If there weren't enough problems already for Babar Azam surrounding his captaincy and his team's recent performances, the Pakistan captain has embroiled in fresh controversy as his private videos and intimate chats involving a girl have allegedly surfaced online.

Babar Azam finds himself in fresh controversy(Getty)
Babar Azam finds himself in fresh controversy(Getty)
Updated on Jan 18, 2023 09:13 AM IST

'He's not an opener': Azharuddin's massive remark on Babar Azam

Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin, in a massive remark about the star Pakistan batter, offered an advice. He also gave a verdict on Babar's captaincy.

Mohammad Azharuddin; Babar Azam
Mohammad Azharuddin; Babar Azam
Published on Jan 16, 2023 02:42 PM IST

Sri Lanka legend passes verdict on Babar Azam’s Pakistan captaincy conundrum

A Sri Lanka legend has passed his verdict on Babar Azam's captaincy conundrum. The 28-year-old led Pakistan to defeats in the Asia Cup final and T20 World Cup final last year.

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam in action.(AFP)
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam in action.(AFP)
Published on Jan 14, 2023 04:01 PM IST

PCB mulls replacing Babar as Test captain as Shan Masood emerges top contender

PCB are contemplating on removal of Babar from Test captaincy following his poor performance during the home series against New Zealand, England, and Australia.

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam(AFP)
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam(AFP)
Published on Jan 13, 2023 06:21 PM IST

Watch: Babar Azam yells at Nawaz for gifting a single to New Zealand in 2nd ODI

Mohammad Nawaz was called out by Babar Azam in the same over where he bagged the jackpot wicket of Kane Williamson during the 2nd ODI between New Zealand and hosts Pakistan.

Mohammad Nawaz was called out by Babar Azam in the same over where he bagged the jackpot wicket of Kane Williamson(AP-Twitter screengrab)
Mohammad Nawaz was called out by Babar Azam in the same over where he bagged the jackpot wicket of Kane Williamson(AP-Twitter screengrab)
Published on Jan 12, 2023 05:29 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Misbah rushes to Babar Azam defence, comes up with solution for Pakistan cricket

Former head coach and player Misbah-ul-Haq defended Babar Azam from his critics and also came up with a solution for the Pakistan cricket team.

Misbah-ul-Haq defended Babar Azam.(Getty Images)
Misbah-ul-Haq defended Babar Azam.(Getty Images)
Published on Jan 12, 2023 03:51 PM IST

Conway, Williamson shine as New Zealand level ODI series

Devon Conway and Kane Williamson led New Zealand to a comfortable 79-run win over Pakistan in the second one-day international in Karachi on Wednesday to level the series at 1-1.

Pakistan's Mohammad Nawaz, center, reacts as he is bowled out by New Zealand's Michael Bracewell(AP)
Pakistan's Mohammad Nawaz, center, reacts as he is bowled out by New Zealand's Michael Bracewell(AP)
Updated on Jan 11, 2023 11:08 PM IST
Reuters | , Karachi

'Babar as drinks boy': Iceland Cricket's 'PAK all-time ODI team' tweet lambasted

On Sunday, Iceland Cricket posted on Pakistan's all-time ODI XI, a tweet that left fans miffed as Babar Azam's role in the squad and Shoaib Akhtar's absence.

Babar Azam; Shoaib Akhtar
Babar Azam; Shoaib Akhtar
Updated on Jan 09, 2023 03:20 PM IST

Watch: Babar’s takedown of reporter’s 'Sarfaraz ne PAK ki izzat bachaayi' remark

Babar Azam brutally took down a reporter with an epic reply after a 'Sarfaraz ne PAK ki izzat bachaayi' remark during a press conference.

Babar Azam speaks during a press conference.(Twitter)
Babar Azam speaks during a press conference.(Twitter)
Published on Jan 09, 2023 07:12 AM IST

'Did Afridi not ask Babar before doing that?': Pakistan veteran slams skipper

The former Pakistan star criticised Babar Azam for his comments on Shan Masood and further spoke about the relationship between the Pakistan skipper and Shahid Afridi.

Babar Azam; Shahid Afridi(AP)
Babar Azam; Shahid Afridi(AP)
Published on Jan 08, 2023 08:50 PM IST

Watch: ‘Do you think you should leave Test captaincy?’ - Babar's blunt response

Babar Azam had a blunt response when a reporter asked if the former should leave Test captaincy after another winless home series against New Zealand.

Babar Azam(YouTube)
Babar Azam(YouTube)
Updated on Jan 08, 2023 10:52 PM IST

'Babar Azam doesn’t have cricketing sense': PAK captain cops explosive criticism

Pakistan captain Babar Azam has come under criticism for his own personal form and his team's performances in recent Test matches that they played against England and New Zealand at home.

The string of poor results have put pressure on Babar Azam as captain(AP)
The string of poor results have put pressure on Babar Azam as captain(AP)
Updated on Jan 07, 2023 01:04 PM IST

Watch: Babar shuts 'aapse captaincy chhini jayegi…' question with savage reply

During a press conference after a thrilling draw against New Zealand in the third Test, Pakistan captain Babar Azam had a savage reply for a reporter's audacious question about his captaincy being snatched away.

Babar Azam had a savage reply for an audacious reporter.(Twitter)
Babar Azam had a savage reply for an audacious reporter.(Twitter)
Updated on Jan 07, 2023 09:38 AM IST

Watch: 'Does Babar want a road and improve his stats?' - Doull's stunning remark

Simon Doull didn't mince his words as he talked about the batting-friendly pitch in Karachi during the second Test of the series between Pakistan and New Zealand.

Simon Doull; Babar Azam(Twitter/AP)
Simon Doull; Babar Azam(Twitter/AP)
Published on Jan 06, 2023 03:55 PM IST

'Captaincy is a hard thing': Inzamam speaks up on Babar as pressure builds

Pakistan's horrendous run at home in Test cricket has put Babar Azam's captaincy under the scanner.

Pakistan fell to four consecutive Tests losses at home last year(Getty Images)
Pakistan fell to four consecutive Tests losses at home last year(Getty Images)
Updated on Jan 05, 2023 04:07 PM IST
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