New Zealand sealed their T20 series against Pakistan with two games to spare Wednesday on the back of a record 137 off 62 balls by opener Finn Allen at University Oval in Dunedin.
The Black Caps, sent in to bat in game three of the five-match series, won by 45 runs after posting a colossal 224 for seven and restricting Pakistan to 179 for seven.
As the Men in Green teetered on the brink of losing wickets rapidly during their third encounter yesterday, the entrance of Pakistan’s wicket-keeper batter Azam Khan was accompanied by the theme music of WWE superstar Big Show.
Hahahaha previously crowd used to wear ghost attire to tease Haris sohail. Now they are putting up Big Show music on Azam Khan’s entrance.
Kiwis are not that nicee 🤣🤣🤣#PAKvsNZ #AzamKhan pic.twitter.com/ANOAStGpGW
— Zeeshan Khalid (@izeekayy) January 17, 2024
The cricket fraternity responded to this occurrence, expressing discontent with the scrutiny Azam faced due to his weight, drawing parallels with WWE superstar Big Show, recognized as the heaviest wrestler in WWE, weighing over 400 pounds.
— Rizwan Abbas (@RizwanAbba5248) January 17, 2024
— Abdullah (@Abdullah1124971) January 17, 2024
Nevertheless, the wicket-keeper batters performance has been underwhelming, managing only 22 runs in three innings with an average of 7.33. The 25-year-old’s T20I record paints a disappointing picture overall, as he maintains a dismal average of 4.83 at a strike rate of 90.62 across eight games.