PAK vs AUS: Watch - Babar Azam Performs Hilarious Concussion Test After Mitchell Marsh Gets Hit On Helmet

Published - 05 Jan 2024, 10:47 PM

Babar Azam performs Hilarious concussion test after Mitchell Marsh suffers blow
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Former Pakistan National Cricket Team captain Babar Azam looked in a fun mood during the third Test of the three-match series against Australia National Cricket Team at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Babar Azam served as the captain of the Pakistan National Cricket Team for a significant period of time before stepping down from his role after the Asia Cup 2023 and ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 debacle.

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in an official media release revealed that Babar was asked to step away from the white-ball captaincy and continue as the leader in red-ball cricket. However, the star batsman decided to relinquish the captaincy altogether.

Babar Azam was struggling to get going with the bat during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 in India despite the pitches offering a good amount of support to the batsmen. After Babar relinquished the captaincy, it was expected that he would return back to his best form as a batter, but it did not happen and his struggles have continued in the away Test series against the Aussies.

Meanwhile, during the Sydney Test, Babar Azam came into the limelight for two different reasons. First, for his hilarious exchange with Mitchell Marsh and then for his heated exchange with Mitchell Starc.

The incident with Mitchell Marsh happened when spinner Agha Salman was bowling and one of his deliveries hit the Australian all-rounder on his helmet in the 87th over. Although the blow was not major, Babar hilariously held his fingers in front of Marsh to imitate a concussion test. The premier Aussie all-rounder reacted to Babar’s gesture with a smile and the players shared a good laugh.

Watch – Babar Azam Performs Hilarious Concussion Test

Coming back to Babar Azam’s performance in the series. In 6 innings against Australia, he has scored just 126 runs, which is way below his standards. He has scored his runs at an average of 21.00 and a strike rate of 46.84.

His poor form with the bat has been one of the main reasons behind the Pakistan National Cricket Team being 0-2 down in the series against Pat Cummins-led Australia National Cricket Team. The Shan Masood-led side faced back-to-back defeats in the first two Tests and are on the verge of losing the third Test as well.

In the 3rd Test, Pakistan scored 313 in their first innings and then bundled out the opposition for 299. However, they faced a horrible batting collapse in their second innings and were reduced to 68/7 at stumps on Day 3.

The star wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan and all-rounder Aamer Jamal were unbeaten in the middle at the end of the day and the duo need to bring out their best if Pakistan want to avoid a whitewash in the series.

Notably, Rizwan and Jamal stepped up in the first innings when Pakistan faced a collapse and helped their side post a total in excess of 300. Mohammad Rizwan scored 88 runs off 103 balls, with 10 fours and 2 sixes while Aamer Jamal scored 82 runs off 97 balls, with 9 fours and 4 sixes. Aamer Jamal was also sensational with the ball as he bagged a 6-wicket haul in Australia’s first innings.

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