Babar Azam gets featured in Indian Textbook

Pakistan captain, Babar Azam, was mentioned alongside renowned Indian cricketers

Babar Azam gets featured in Indian Textbook PHOTO: Twitter

Pakistan captain, Babar Azam, has been featured in the sports section of an Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) textbook of grade eight.

Pakistan cricket fans are ecstatic as the image of Babar alongside India’s most famous cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni circulates on social media.

In the book, the question based on nicknames of cricketers reads, “Cricket is the most loved game in India and the cricketers are celebrities. Do you know the nicknames of your favourite cricketers?”

The question asked the students to match the cricketers with their respective nicknames.

Babar’s nickname ‘Bobby’ is also mentioned among the answers.


Babar Azam got featured in the ICSE Book of class VIII in India. Alhamdulillah, Babar Azam is making Pakistan proud even in a Rival country ❤️🇵🇰. #BabarAzam #BabarAzam𓃵

— Shaharyar Ejaz 🏏 (@SharyOfficial) March 31, 2023


Apart from Babar, the other international cricketers to get a mention in the same question are AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle.

Babar’s mention only shows his growing popularity around the world as one of the best cricketers of his time.

The Pakistan captain was recently awarded the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Year 2022 for his performances across all three formats.

Last year, a question on Babar’s famous cover drive was also included in a Pakistani Grade 9 Physics Textbook.

"Babar Azam has hit a cover drive by given kinetic energy of 150J to the ball by his bat. a) At what speed will the ball go the boundary if the mass of the ball is 120g? b) How much kinetic energy footballer must impart to a football of mass 450g to make it move at this speed?" read the question that was widely shared on social media platforms.


Babar Azam's cover drive related question in 9th grade physics syllabus (federal board) (via Reddit)

— Shiraz Hassan (@ShirazHassan) September 13, 2022