Video of Babar gifting his bat to Travis Head goes viral during WTC final

The left-handed batsman racked up a sumptuous 163 against India in the first inning of the ongoing World Test Championship final

Video of Babar gifting his bat to Travis Head goes viral during WTC final PHOTO: TWITTER

Travis Head took charge with bat and smacked 163 against India and put the opponents on the sword in the World Test Championship final at Kia Oval on Wednesday. Comprising 25 fours and one six over the fence, Head added a pile of runs to his team's score.

However, Pakistan and Indian fans never miss out on one's shot to bicker over social media and take the best of each other via verbal banter. The current topic of this virtual debate is the origin of the bat with which Head scored his excellent inning in the finale.

As per the usual habit, both sides are adamant about taking the credit; however, Pakistanis came up with a video as a testament that it was Babar Azam who gifted the bat to the Australian batter during their tour to Australia for a three-day ODI series in 2002.

The reason behind Travis head yesterdays performance😂😂
ohh babar you are such a nice guy but please be kind on indians sometime🤣🤣#WTCFinal2023 #BabarAzam #TravisHead

— Vishal Jeevan (@vishaljeevan_) June 8, 2023

Pakistan fans couldn't help but boast about the fact that it was their skipper who should be indirectly credited for the innings played by the Aussie cricketer at such an important event.

Taking the match in context, Australia's batting line-up was rather in shambles with the early dismissal of David Warner, Usman Khawaja, and Marnus Labuschagne for 76 runs. Nevertheless, a partnership of 285 runs by Travis Head and Steve Smith is what breathed a new life into Kangaroo's first innings and helped them post a total of 469 runs.