Babar Azam is likely to be available partially for LPL 2023 due to three-match ODI series against Afghanistan in second week of August
Babar Azam fans were left furious and perplexed when the Colombo Strikers, announced Niroshan Dickwella as their captain for the upcoming Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2023.
The news spread like wildfire across social media, triggering a whirlwind of emotions among cricket enthusiasts.
Babar has earned a reputation as one of the finest modern-day batter, consistently delivering remarkable performances across all formats of the game.
Rule the pitch, reign the jungle! Our captain is ready to lead the charge. @NiroshanDikka— Colombo Strikers (@ColomboStrikers) July 27, 2023
එකෙන්ම Dikka මචං! Our home, team spirit eka 💜 #TheBasnahiraBoys #ColomboStrikers #HouseOfTigers #StrikeToConquer #LPL2023 #NiroshanDickwella pic.twitter.com/sLJyAQ9fYx
Fans found themselves questioning the reasoning behind the decision, especially considering Babar's extensive experience and leadership skills. Many took to social media platforms to express their disappointment and frustration.
But Babar he should’ve captain the franchise— Moiz Edits (@moiz_mujeeb) July 27, 2023
Unfollowing guys our babar is not captain— imambabarian Imambabarian (@imambabarian) July 27, 2023
Wasa ya Colombo striker management na acha nahi kia BABAR AZAM ka hota howaa Kisi or ko captain bana deya— SAMAMA RAJPUT (@AbdulMa71675649) July 27, 2023
rubbish decision— Muzammil khan Niazi (@muzammi88499611) July 27, 2023
Th 28-year-old was one of the players directly acquired by Colombo Strikers before the auction, which took place on June 11.
The Men in Green are also expected to play a three-match ODI series against Afghanistan in second week of August. Hence, the Pakistan captain is likely to be available partially for LPL.
The upcoming fourth edition of the LPL is set to take place from July 30 to August 22.