A three-match One-Day International series between Pakistan and New Zealand began on Tuesday after the two-match Test series between the two teams finished in a draw. The Babar Azam-led team will try to redeem themselves in ODIs, which will also act as a build-up for the 2018 World Cup, after having a disappointing run in the longest format last year. Speaking of ODIs, Iceland Cricket has provided a pretty humorous perspective on Pakistan’s greatest ODI side, which included Babar Azam as their drinks boy.
Imran Khan, a former captain of Pakistan, was named captain of the all-time ODI squad by Iceland Cricket, a sports organization noted for publishing hilarious content on social media about international tournaments and teams.
Today we announce our Pakistani ODI team of all time:
I Ul Haq
I Khan (c)
M Khan (WK)
Drinks boys: B Azam, M Hafeez, and Shoaib Malik
— Iceland Cricket (@icelandcricket) January 8, 2023
Some fans, however, took offense to the post because it mocked Babar and left former pacer Shoaib Akhtar out of the team, to their displeasure.
“Babar Azam drinks boy?? Are u kidding me? The guy is literally the best batsman of Pakistan ever,” commented a fan.
“Did you miss M Rizwan in drinks boys?” commented a fan.
“Babar Azam is a nice gentleman. He never speaks against others or doesn’t make any controversy. I am not sure why somebody can hate him,” wrote a fan.
“No Shoaib Akhtar,” commented another fan.