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Babar Azam’s brain-fade moment in Australia: Watch what ex-Pakistan captain did

Babar Azam’s brain-fade moment in Australia: Watch what ex-Pakistan captain did

Ex-Pakistan skipper Babar Azam suffered a brain fade moment during the warm-up game ahead of PAK vs AUS Test series

In an embarrassing turn of events, ex-Pakistan skipper Babar Azam suffered a brain fade moment during the warm-up game against the Prime Minister’s XI. Azam was at the non-strikers end when the incident occurred, leaving fans in splits. Pakistan are all set to tour Australia for a three-match Test series preceded by the warm-up game currently being played.

Watch Babar Azam’s brain fade moment

The hilarious brain fade moment occurred as the ex-Pakistan skipper was at the non-strikers end. A front-foot punch played by current skipper Shan Masood off the bowler’s delivery was attempted to be stopped by Babar, who almost got his glove to the ball. What remains a surprise is why Azam did so, and as to whether he forgot if he was batting or fielding.

The ex-skipper managed to score 40 runs off 88 deliveries before he was dismissed by Jordan Buckingham. Azam shared a steady partnership with Masood before he tickled the ball down the leg side leading to his dismissal. Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first in the warm-up game against the Prime Minister’s XI.

At the time of publishing this story, Pakistan had amassed over 200 runs as play continued on Day 1. It will be interesting to see Pakistan’s approach in PAK vs AUS series, with new board members, selectors, consultants and captains as a part of the PCB’s overhaul after a disastrous World cup 2023 campaign.

PAK vs AUS Test series

Pakistan squad

Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood(c), Mohammad Rizwan, Abdullah Shafique, Sarfaraz Ahmed (w), Saud Shakeel, Khurram Shahzad, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mir Hamza, Faheem Ashraf, Agha Salman, Abrar Ahmed, Saim Ayub, Noman Ali, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Aamer Jamal

Australia squad

Pat Cummins (c), Scott Boland, Alex Carey, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitch Marsh, Lance Morris, Steve Smith, Mitch Starc, David Warner.

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