Babar Azam, Zainab Abbas
Babar Azam has slammed Zainab Abbas for her recent tweet. Image Courtesy: Getty

Pakistan middle-order batsman, Babar Azam, who scored his maiden Test century against New Zealand in Dubai has slammed the anchor, Zainab Abbas. Meanwhile, Azam played a fantastic knock of 127 runs to help his side to score 418 for five in the first innings of the second Test. Moreover, he also got massive support from Haris Sohail who played an entertaining knock of 147 runs. In addition to, the right-hand batsman had received a lot of praise from the cricketing world.

Babar slams Zainab for her recent tweet

However, his celebrations were cut short by a tweet from a Pakistani anchor and journalist, Zainab Abbas. She took it to Twitter to congratulate Babar Azam but ended up getting on the wrong side after referring to him as Mickey Arthur’s “son.”

Zainab Abbas, Babar Azam
Zainab Abbas called Babar Azam, Mickey Arthur’s son. Image Courtesy: Twitter


“Well played @babarazam258 – loved how the boys went congratulating Mickey Arthur celebrating his “son’s” century #PakvNZ.” Zainab tweeted.

More likely, Babar was upset with the comment and slammed the Pakistani anchor saying she should think before she writes anything and should know her limits as well.

“Think before u say something and don’t try to cross ur limits!!!” Babar Azam replied on the tweet.

In the game, a maiden Test hundred from Babar and a career-best hundred from Sohail helped Pakistan to post a big total. It will also boost their chances to level the series against the Black Caps. However, the duo also added 186 runs for the fifth wicket.

Zainab Abbas, Babar Azam
Babar Azam has slammed Zainab Abbas for her recent tweet. Image Courtesy: Getty

However, New Zealand didn’t have the best of starts to the second Test, as their first innings got wrapped on a mere 90. Yasir Shah, Pakistan’s leg-spinner triggered the collapse, as he bagged his career-best 8/41.


Meanwhile, Babar Azam so far has played 16 Test matches and has scored 822 runs at an average of 30.44. He has eight fifties to his name before adding his maiden hundred in the 17th Test appearance.

Arijit Chatterjee

An avid sports lover