Pakistan captain and No. 1 T20I batsman Babar Azam put himself in a spot after picking his ‘favourite bhabi’ during an online interaction with Shoaib Malik.
Days ahead of Pakistan’s departure to England for the much-anticipated tour in August-September, Babar and Shoaib sat down to discuss a wide range of topics during an Instagram live session.
Shoaib put Babar in a spot when he asked the Pakistan captain who his favourite ‘bhabi’ (sister-in-law) is. While Babar took a while to respond, he finally picked his former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed’s wife as his favourite ‘bhabi’.
As it turns out, Sania Mirza was following the Instagram session between her husband, Shoaib and Babar. She posted hilarious comments, engaging in a light-hearted banter with Babar.
Sania said she ‘would kill’ Babar and told him that he is not allowed to use the couch at Shoaib’s residence anymore.
Notably, former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood’s wife also reacted to Babar’s comment, saying the skipper is ‘not invited anymore’.
Babar Azam is part of the touring squad that is expected to depart for England on June 28 from Lahore.
Notably, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) which conducted Covid-19 tests for the 29-member squad and the support staff on Monday said 10 cricketers tested positive for the virus. All-rounder Mohammad Hafeez, who was named in Pakistan’s list, later said he tested negative when he took the Covid-19 test in personal capacity.
However, PCB CEO Wasim Khan said the England tour ‘is very much on track’ despite the positive Covid-19 tests and that players who tested positive for the virus can join the touring party at a later date after completion of successful mandatory isolation period and return of 2 negative tests.
“The tour to England is very much on track and the side will depart as per schedule on 28 June. Fortunately, all the first-choice red-ball squad, barring Mohammad Rizwan, are negative, which means they can start training and practicing immediately after they have been tested and given the all-clear when they arrive in England,” Wasim Khan said.
Khan also said the players who tested positive will be monitored by the PCB medical team.
Pakistan will play 3 Tests and as many T20Is in bio-secure environments in England in August-September after the completion of West Indies tour of England which marks the return of international cricket following the Covid-19 break.