As one of the top cricket players in the world, Babar Azam has had a difficult time lately both on and off the field.
Despite his personal success with the bat, his team, Pakistan, has not been performing well.
They recently lost an ODI series to New Zealand and barely managed to draw in a Test series. This follows a comprehensive defeat against England in a historic home series.
In the last three Test series at home under Babar Azam’s captaincy, Pakistan has not won any and lost two.
Adding to the disappointment on the field, Babar Azam has suddenly been sucked into a scandal when alleged intimate chats and videos with a woman were leaked online.
He was accused of ‘sexting’ with the girlfriend of another Pakistan cricket player and promising her that her boyfriend would remain on the team if she continued to chat with him.
The authenticity of these claims is uncertain, but it caused a stir on social media.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has not yet made an official statement about the incident, but Babar Azam appears unfazed by the controversy.
He took to social media to post a photo with the caption “Doesn’t take too much to be happy.”
Reports have surfaced that the PCB is considering replacing Babar Azam as the Test captain due to the team’s poor performance under his leadership.
Former Pakistan captain and coach Misbah-ul-Haq, who has worked closely with Babar Azam in the past, has commented that Babar Azam’s position in the team has been weakened.
This is not the first time that Babar Azam has been caught up in a scandal.
In 2020, a woman claimed that he had promised to marry her and got her pregnant. She stated that they had known each other since childhood and had planned to get married, but their families refused.
The woman eventually dropped all charges against the cricketer.
Despite these controversies, Babar Azam continues to be a dominant force in cricket and a respected leader on the Pakistan team.
It remains to be seen how these recent events will affect his career and the team’s performance moving forward.