Pakistani cricket fans and netizens slammed the Twitter user for mocking Pakistani skipper Babar Azam for failing to speak English.
The Twitter handle with the name Vaibhav Ingale posted a video on Twitter showing Babar Azam unable to speak English during the post-match ceremony in the series against the Netherlands. The video showed Babar struggled to answer questions in English. The user mocked him in his tweet in which he said, “Even Sarfaraz used to speak better English than Babar Azam.”
Pakistani cricket fans rallied in support of the skipper Babar Azam and slammed the Twitter user for trolling the national hero of Pakistan. Netizens said they are not concerned with his English but his performance and skills. They reminded the Twitter user that Babar Azam is currently among the top 5 batters in all the formats of cricket. He is leading the ICC Men’s ODI and T20I rankings.
Babar Azam is performing well consistently and playing a huge part in the uplift of the Pakistan Cricket Team. His performances have cruised Pakistan to victory in key matches.
He can fluently speak Urdu and Punjabi which are tougher language than English.
— Karan (@karannpatelll) August 19, 2022
Netizens reminded him to be concerned about Virat Kohli who has been consistently underperforming for a long time now.
“Messi Ronaldo Nadal and many other top players can’t speak English properly because it’s not their native language. If some gora speak broken Hindi/Urdu, we appreciate them. But if Pakistani players make mistake Indian make fun. 75 years of independence and still slavery!!” said a Twitter user.
He is there to score Centuries which je does consistently. Us se IELTS k exams nhi dilwane hum ne. Apne overrated Kohli ki fikar kro jo International media pe zaleel ho raha ha.https://t.co/UnD1lTnWvD
— A🎙️🎵 (@TheBindingSpell) August 19, 2022
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“He’s a world-class batsman with less command of English. You’re a useless keyboard warrior with good command of English. Don’t play as if you’re the winner here Vaibhav,” said another Pakistani Twitter user.
“He can fluently speak Urdu and Punjabi which are tougher languages than English,” said a Twitter user reminding that Urdu and Punjabi are the native languages of Babar Azam which he speaks fine.