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Iceland Cricket trolls Babar Azam for dip in form

Babar Azam's batting average and run production witnessed a significant decline, reaching a low point during the recently concluded ODI World Cup 2023

Iceland Cricket trolls Babar Azam for dip in form PHOTO: FILE

Former Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, faced a challenging period earlier this year. Despite enjoying years of cricket success, Azam encountered a dip in form and struggled with consistency in 2023.

His batting average and run production witnessed a significant decline, reaching a low point during the recently concluded ODI World Cup 2023. This slump not only cost Babar his top spot in the ODI rankings but also led to him stepping down as captain across all formats after the disappointing World Cup campaign.

Since his decline in form, Babar Azam has become a target for online trolling, with Iceland Cricket, known for their witty tweets, taking a direct jab at his struggling batting average. 

Responding to a post on 'X' about aspects that haven't returned to normal post-pandemic, Iceland Cricket humorously mentioned, "The batting average of Babar Azam."

The batting average of Babar Azam https://t.co/huYKEAD8uP

— Iceland Cricket (@icelandcricket) November 26, 2023

As of now, Azam's ODI average is 56.7, his test average is 47.7, and his T20 average is as low as 41.5. While he continues to score runs, the pace at which he accumulates them has become a significant concern.

On multiple occasions, Babar Azam has been criticized for throwing away his wicket after getting set on the crease, leaving the middle order in a precarious position. This issue was evident during the ODI World Cup 2023, raising questions about whether the pressures of captaincy contributed to his performance decline.