The cover drives of Pakistani skipper Babar Azam have now become part of the Physics syllabus in Pakistan. Journalist Shiraz Hassan shared an image of a question from the 9th-grade physics textbook on Babar Azam.
The image has gained immense traction on social media and people are appreciating the innovation in the Pakistani syllabus for the students.
The question is: “Babar Azam has hit a cover drive by the given kinetic energy of 150 J to the ball by his bat.
- A) At what speed the ball will go to the boundary if the mass of the body is 120g?
- B) How much kinetic energy footballer must use to a football of mass 450g to make it move at this speed.
Netizens are appreciating the change in the approach in the Pakistani syllabus. Skipper Babar Azam has been the leading run scorer for Pakistan for the last year and lead the T20I rankings for more than 1000 days. His cover drives are a treat for cricket fans; cricketing legends from all over the world appreciates Pakistani skipper Babar Azam.
— Saj Sadiq (@SajSadiqCricket) September 14, 2022
Excellent. Someone thought of making the textbook concepts relevant to everyday situations. It's easy to comprehend when you can relate to them. In the end, concepts are about life! https://t.co/vGPDQsJzFS
— Iqbal Haider Butt (@iqbutt) September 13, 2022
Babar Azam's cover drive related question in 9th grade physics syllabus (federal board) (via Reddit) pic.twitter.com/I2Tc9HldsG
— Shiraz Hassan (@ShirazHassan) September 13, 2022
According to ESPN Cricinfo, “cover drive in cricket is the act of stroking the ball through the covers with well-timed wristwork and conventional movement of the front foot toward the pitch of a delivery aimed at or outside the off stump.”
The cricketer did not have a good season at the recently concluded Asia Cup 2022; he failed to play big innings throughout the tournament. Fans are hopeful that Babar Azam will bounce back stronger in the upcoming series against England and New Zealand and the T20 World Cup in Australia next month.
It has been two months since Babar Azam scored a century. Sports commentators say Babar has set a high standard for himself; his underperformance sometimes upset his fans.