Babar Azam just snapped so hard at Zainab Abbas and we’re cringing here.
Pakistani cricket team is playing a Test series against New Zealand and one player in particular had been doing really well, Babar Azam.
Azam scored his maiden century in the second Test match, bringing up hopes for Pakistan to actually be able to tie this series against the Kiwis.
Congratulations on first Test 100 Babar Azam! It is always a special moment, I still remember mine 😇 Well played Haris Sohail hope we will get quick wkts tomorrow, must win game 🇵🇰#PAKvNZ
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) November 25, 2018
After the innings Zainab Abbas congratulated Babar for his performance
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) November 25, 2018
Now, to an ordinary person this tweet sounds like Mickey Arthur, the coach, may be a strong mentor to Babar Azam even a paternal figure so Zainab mentioned the “son” thing while congratulating Babar. However, Babar just took the message in a very, very wrong way.
Babar snapped back at her and boy oh boy, he did not hold back
He was brutal.
Think before u say something and don’t try to cross ur limits!!! https://t.co/w8I8139OeY
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) November 25, 2018
Naturally, this interaction didn’t go unnoticed and Twitter is having a field day
babar azam 😂😂
— Rainbow (@pavlovscat8) November 25, 2018
Babar azam kuch ziada hi jazbati ho gya hai
— . (@Chaichaiye) November 25, 2018
Babar azam tou serious he hogaya #LRT
— Na'em Saleem (@NaemSaleem) November 25, 2018
Other players are getting in on the action too
Jalti pe tail daal rahay hain saaray.
Imam Ul Haq RTed Babar Azam tweet. What a day. This day has to come. Will be Interesting to see the the reaction of Zainab bestie Hassan Shadab now.
— Shahid (@CricFan07) November 25, 2018
Babar Azam is the top trend on Pakistani Twitter right now
While most people are finding it pretty funny
Babar Azam's inner Akmal coming to the surface.
— Ahmed (@azkhawaja1) November 25, 2018
— Khurram (@khurrammki) November 25, 2018
Others are even criticizing Babar for losing his cool over a light hearted comment by Zainab that wasn’t made to taunt him
Babar Azam typical lahoriya low IQ.
— Malik. (@WaeedAwan) November 25, 2018
Not saying that Education/English speaking skills should be pre-requisite to play International but what Babar Azam, our most talented batsman, just did is the clear cut case of lack of education.
Its better if players are made to stay away from social media or hire SM managers.
— Ali. (@daPakistanidude) November 25, 2018
This person is trying to find a conspiracy behind this interaction between the player and the commentator
Usually, relationship btw a coach & a trainee is just like a teacher & a student. And teacher is spiritual father of the student. Babar Azam & Zainab both must know it; still she wrote in quotation marks & he mind it… Means something is wrong at the bottom.#BabarAzam https://t.co/zehbVe11Fz
— Hijab Khan🇵🇰 (@Hijabhere) November 25, 2018
And this guy’s trying to explain the situation
Babar Azam clearly mistook Zainab's tweet, but there are people who do get offended over such things and find it disrespectful. Either way, a cracking stroke. pic.twitter.com/xaWNMBCpHD
— Ashar Jawad (@AsharJawad) November 25, 2018
But all in all, this dude just summed up the whole thing pretty well
Thank you Babar Azam for making my Sunday which was going to end bore throughout 😂😂😂
— Hamza Khan (@Off_Spoken) November 25, 2018
Do you think Zainab “crossed the limits” as Babar thinks or did you get that she was making that comment in jest? Can’t wait to see how this drama unfolds. Knowing Zainab, though, we think it’s pretty much going to be her explaining to Babar bhai what she really meant and this whole thing will clear up. But… we can always hope for drama 😜
Sound off in the comments below, folks.