'129 Ka Strike Rate Aise Hi Mila?': Ramiz Raja Takes Hilarious Dig At Babar Azam Over His Workout Picture; Watch

'129 Ka Strike Rate Aise Hi Mila?': Ramiz Raja Takes Hilarious Dig At Babar Azam Over His Workout Picture; Watch

Though Babar Azam is one of the best batters in T20 cricket, his strike rate has often come under the scrutiny of fans and experts alike.

Hrishikesh DamodarUpdated: Wednesday, May 29, 2024, 01:43 PM IST
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Ramiz Raja and Babar Azam | Credits: Twitter

Former Pakistan cricketer and PCB chief Ramiz Raja took a light-hearted dig at the white-ball captain Babar Azam over his strike rate in an old video from a show which went viral on social media.

Though Babar Azam is one of the best batters in T20 cricket, his strike rate has often come under the scrutiny of fans and experts alike. Many fans and experts believe that Pakistan's captain has often struggled to counterattack, which left the team hurting.

Ramiz Raja has been critical of Babar Azam's batting in T20 cricket. However, in a throwback video, Ramiz Raja was seen hilariously trolling Babar Azam on his strike rate when the Pakistan captain's workout picture appeared on the screen during a show.

Raja asked Azam about the exercise which was shown on the screen, to which the latter replied that it was for his balance, abs and muscle. But, former PCB chief asked hilariously asked Pakistan whether he got a strike rate through this exercise.

Babar Azam is currently the leading run-scorer for Pakistan in T20Is, amassing 3987 runs, including 3 centuries and 36 fifties, at an average of 41.10 and a strike rate of 129.91 in 118 matches. In the 2nd T20I against England, Azam was dismissed for 32 off 26 balls during Pakistan's 184-run chase against England

The third T20I between England and Pakistan was washed out without a toss due to torrential rain in Cardiff on Tuesday. The opening match of the series was also washed out in Leeds. The Men in Green are trailing 0-1 against Jos Buttler's England.

Babar Azam on the verge of joining Virat Kohli in the elite list

Pakistan captain Babar Azam is currently on the verge of joining Virat Kohli in the elite list. Azam requires just 13 runs to become the second batter after Kohli to complete 4000 runs in the history of T20Is.

Virat Kohli is currently the leading run-scorer in T20Is, with 4037 runs, including a century and 37 fifties, at an average of 51.75 and a strike rate of 138.15 in 117 matches.

Azam needs 51 runs to dethrone Virat Kohli from the top spot of the leading run-scorer chart.

Pakistan will take on England in fourth and final T20I of the ongoing series at the Kennington Oval in London on Thursday, May 30.

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