Pakistan star batsman Babar Azam, who joined Somerset after the England tour, was seen wearing a shirt which had the logo of an alcohol company which caused a stir.
In the Somerset kit, there is a logo of an alcohol brand named ‘Tribute’ which is the club sponsor. The management already explained that it was a human error not to remove the alcohol logo from Babar’s kit, however, a large number of social media users started bashing Pakistan T20 captain Babar Azam for wearing the ‘Tribute’ shirt.
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According to sources, it has been confirmed that Babar Azam’s shirt will not have the same logo and the alcohol brand’s logo to be removed from Babar Azam Somerset jersey in the coming fixtures.
The controversy that was started against the star batsman died in the early stage after officials released the statement and it is good for Babar Azam to focus on the tournament and perform in English conditions.
Babar Azam Steven Davies partnership wins Somerset the match
After playing the test and T20 series against England, the Pakistani star batsman Babar Azam returned to Somerset to represent England’s county cricket club in T20 Blast for the rest of the tournament games. Babar Azam started the tournament with a bang as he scored 42 runs in 35 balls and made a 90 runs partnership along with Steven Davies.
In his first T20 match Babar Azam hit 4 fours and a six and played the innings with a strike rate of 120, meanwhile his partner Steven Davies hit 60 runs in 35 balls who was later pronounced the man of the match for his blistering innings.
Somerset made 229/8 in 20 overs, thanks to the opening partnership and great cameo from middle and lower order batsman. Despite placing gigantic runs on the scoreboard, Worcestershire came very close to win the game but they came short by 16 runs.
Pakistani batsman was the top scorer in last Blast edition by scoring 578 runs while playing only 13 innings with an average of 52.54.