Pakistani Twitter users jump to Babar Azam's defence, say he's carrying the Karachi Kings

Pakistani Twitter users jump to Babar Azam's defence, say he's carrying the Karachi Kings

After four consecutive PSL 7 losses, including the most recent against Peshawar Zalmi, the captain is facing criticism.
05 Feb, 2022

The Karachi Kings have not been having the best time in this year's PSL — after three consecutive losses, the fourth game came with the added pressure to perform well but after encountering another loss, critics have gained leverage. Captain Babar Azam is facing backlash for not playing well after the loss against Peshawar Zalmi but Azam fans are quick to jump to his defence and claim that a captain can't do it all alone. They said he's been carrying the team on his own and that's certainly not one man's responsibility.

Pakistani Twitter is overflowing with the Azam debate and it's safe to say the Azam fans outnumber the Azam critics.

It started out light with memes claiming Azam is doing all the work.

Someone even advised Azam to leave the Karachi Kings for his mental health.

Some realisations were added to the mix.

But then it quickly escalated into a serious debate and netizens pulled out the stats to prove Azam singlehandedly scored more than the rest of the team.

Fans fought for him, saying he's only human and one man cannot possible do everything without the right partnership and effort from his teammates.

This user said the team wouldn't have made three figures without Azam.

Netizens think Azam was given the wrong team.

They are not okay with all the responsibility and blame falling on his shoulders alone.

Users are calling him a "lone warrior," saying the Kings have no one except Azam.

Does Azam deserve the criticism he's receiving or is he being held accountable unjustly? What do you think?


Rahim Feb 05, 2022 12:38pm
He is playing to improve his average at the cost of team’s win.
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Feb 05, 2022 02:33pm
Once again, green-shirt twitter users are 100 percent right to defend Babar Azam.
Mansur Ul Haque Feb 05, 2022 02:57pm
Babar Azam must follow Williamson how to score in T20. Otherwise it will be better to give up T20 matches.
Muted Feb 05, 2022 03:15pm
Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi have lackluster teams, with major stars missing. What would they expect? Amirs injury and not having a better replacement, as well as Peshawar's power bowling options don't leaveuch hope for the season. This year, the competition will remain between Multan, Lahore and Quetta.
Shahina Feb 05, 2022 03:22pm
Babar have not a good team. He is alone warrior in his team . Team will not win with effort of one player. No one of his team is supporting Babar azam ..Babar should change the team players..
M. Saeed Feb 05, 2022 03:37pm
Every player in Karachi Kings is Captain except Babar. So, the results are obvious.
Ali Feb 05, 2022 03:57pm
Babar azam is best he is my idol I only want to become a cricketer because of him he is the cornered tiger he is the best. My age is 10 and in future I will play for karachi kings and make him proud
Syed Ahmed Feb 05, 2022 04:12pm
He is bad charm as captain for kings
Ejaz Feb 05, 2022 05:06pm
Captaincy may be questioned like Nabi bowled only three overs but batting was awesome
Wahab Shahid Feb 05, 2022 09:21pm
I think Karachi's overall team is not good enough, there has to be 3 to 4 star players in the squad and karachi lacks that.......only babar azam is not going to win matches for u.......right now it seems multan and lahore are going to play the finals......
Omi Feb 06, 2022 11:17am
He alone can’t win matches like other great batters. Here it’s his limitation
M.Hassaan Alvi Feb 06, 2022 01:23pm
Inshallah Karachi Kings will bounce back.
Pindi Boy Feb 07, 2022 10:07am
Karachi Kings is a pathetic team. Zero game sense and zero junoon.
MatterOfFact Feb 07, 2022 12:16pm
@Rahim ... oh come on!
Relax Feb 07, 2022 12:19pm
It's about the team. Howcome Pakistan team he leads is performing well. The whole team has to deliver, not just the captain. So everyone relax! If he had a team like Multam Sultans, results would have been different.
Shahid Feb 07, 2022 08:44pm
I am sure he donot fall in top 20 positions in T20 though he is a king in T20I.