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PSL 2024: Babar Azam shares heartwarming moment with Mohammad Rizwan’s daughter

PSL 2024: Babar Azam shares heartwarming moment with Mohammad Rizwan's daughter

Babar Azam. (Photo source: X(Twitter)

Peshawar Zalmi captain Babar Azam shared a heartwarming moment with Multan Sultans skipper Mohammad Rizwan’s daughter, Aina, during the Pakistan Super League (PSL) match held in Karachi on March 6, Tuesday. Babar and Rizwan, known for their strong camaraderie, have been opening the batting for Pakistan in T20Is for a long time.

In a video on X (formerly Twitter), Babar is seen engaging with Aina in a playful manner, speaking in a childish voice. The user who posted the clip has claimed that Babar was amusingly teasing Aina after his team’s victory over Rizwan’s side in the PSL fixture, showcasing the lighter side of their competitive relationship.

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Peshawar Zalmi beat Multan Sultans by 4 runs in a last-over thriller

In a thrilling PSL encounter, Babar’s Peshawar Zalmi emerged victorious by four runs against Mohammad Rizwan’s Multan Sultans in a nail-biting last-over showdown. Opting to bat after winning the toss, Zalmi set an imposing total of 204 runs. Saim Ayub and Babar initiated the innings with an impressive 84-run partnership before the former departed for 46 runs off Usama Mir’s delivery. Babar continued to anchor the innings, crafting a solid 64 off 40 balls. Usama Mir and Chris Jordan demonstrated excellent bowling performances, claiming three and two wickets, respectively.

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In pursuit of 205, the Sultans fought hard but ultimately fell short, managing 200 runs within the allotted 20 overs. Iftikhar Ahmed and Chris Jordan contributed with unbeaten scores of 60 off 27 balls and 30 off 12 balls respectively, forming a resilient 75-run partnership for the sixth wicket. However, their efforts couldn’t steer the Sultans to victory. Aamer Jamal secured two crucial wickets for Zalmi, while Mehran Mumtaz and Naveen-ul-Haq made one scalp each.

With this win, Zalmi ascended to third place in the PSL points table, with four wins from eight games. Meanwhile, Multan Sultans maintained their leading position despite the loss, showcasing their dominance in the tournament.

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