Babar Azam Fined By Punjab Motorway Police, Pakistan Captain Faces Penalty For Overspeeding
Babar Azam is in trouble once more because of his love of speed.
Once again, Babar Azam, Pakistan's cricket star and captain, is in the news, but this time it's not for his beautiful hitting or great leadership as captain.
Babar Azam was recently given a ticket by the Punjab Motorway Police for going too fast on the highway.
This is the latest one of many times the cricket star has been in trouble with the law. Also, a surprising statement made by an American YouTuber has caused a lot of buzz on social media, making the friendly competition between Indian and Pakistani cricket fans even stronger.
Babar's Need for Speed
Babar Azam is once again in trouble because he likes to move quickly. As he drove along the highway this time, the Punjab Motorway Police had to step in because he was going too fast.
The exact amount of the fine has not been made public, but it shows that everyone, even cricket stars, needs to follow traffic rules.
IShowSpeed's Surprising Declaration
No one saw coming when American YouTuber IShowSpeed called Virat Kohli the "GOAT" (Greatest of All Time) on one of Babar Azam's Instagram posts.
It made a stir in the cricket world. Babar shared a picture of himself looking great in a suit, hoping that his fans would love it, but Speed's comment got all the attention.
Talk on social media
Cricket fans quickly took notice of the comment, which led to some funny back-and-forth on social media between Indian and Pakistani fans. Indian fans, in particular, couldn't pass up the chance to join in the fun. In the comments, they made a lot of funny jokes and changed Kohli's name into "Whyraat Kohli."
A mistake made by reporters
To put things in perspective, Pakistani journalist @_FaridKhan called Babar Azam a "global brand" in a tweet that had a screenshot of Speed's statement. But fans who were quick on the draw quickly pointed out the reporter's mistake. They made it clear that Speed had actually been very nice to Kohli and not Babar.
Even though the event was funny, some fans said the writer was sensationalising and trying to cause trouble to get more clicks and impressions. This episode shows how passionate and angry cricket fans from India and Pakistan are when they talk about the game, even on social media.