Another day, another defeat. Peshawar Zalmi beat Karachi Kings by nine runs in the last night's clash at National Stadium Karachi. While there’s a lot that can be blamed for the poor performance of KK, for fans, captain Babar Azam does not stand anywhere on the list.
Suffering its fourth consecutive defeat, KK couldn't bag a win against PZ despite Babar's laud-worthy batting. The skipper's batting was a treat to watch for fans, who took to Twitter and called Babar a lone wolf and wished for him to have a better team to lead.
A cricket enthusiast did the math to show how Babar made more runs than all batsmen combined in yesterdays match. The former made 90 off 63 balls while the rest of the KK batters made 69 off 57 balls. With the first two batsmen losing wickets for just three runs, KK commenced the game rather shakily.
Before blaming Babar Azam for the defeat of Karachi Kings -— KH SAKIB 🇧🇩 (@Crickettalkss) February 4, 2022
Other batters of Karachi - 69 runs off 57 balls at a SR of 121.
Babar Azam alone - 90* runs off 63 balls at a SR of 143.
Babar is carrying a finished club and few finished players! pic.twitter.com/nKhePu587G
But cricket isn’t a one-man game. Fans or not, the micro-blogging site was filled with advice and pity for the ace cricketer trying his best. As expected, there are also memes to cope with the unexpected performance from the team.
For Babar, with love
Me telling Babar to leave Karachi Kings for sake of his own mental health pic.twitter.com/VhtWaMPcJX— Jasir Shahbaz (@LahoreMarquez) February 4, 2022
Divided by PSL teams, united by Babar Azam.— Raheel (@iamrj92) February 4, 2022
The sole warrior
Babar Azam carrying Karachi kings. pic.twitter.com/TuOZORalAV— Sir Saith Abdullah (@SaithAbdullah99) February 4, 2022
We're not crying, you are!
Other teams vs Karachi Kings. 😂 pic.twitter.com/tKcL1Vpxfs— Aqib Khan 🇵🇰 (@aqistic) February 4, 2022
karachi kings is the new Lahore qalandars— Assad Bajwa (@oyebajwey) February 4, 2022
We’ve also witnessed some extreme predictions. While some fans think KK is on its way out of the league, others are hopeful a miracle awaits the team's fate.
All is not lost for Karachi Kings, Multan won the PSL last year winning only 1 out of their first 5 matches in Karachi. That's the beauty of HBL PSL. But they need some drastic changes and luck. Injuries haven't helped their cause either. It's really tough now. #HBLPSL7— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) February 4, 2022
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