Concerns have been raised by fans of the Pakistani cricket captain, Babar Azam, regarding his safety following his sighting riding a powerful motorcycle on the streets of Lahore.
Taking to social media, Babar shared a video in which he can be seen riding a red sports bike. Despite being observed wearing a helmet, numerous supporters feel uneasy about his engagement in unnecessary risks that could compromise his well-being, particularly with significant events like the Asia Cup and World Cup swiftly approaching.
“Ready, set, GO!” Babar captioned the video.
Ready, set, GO! 🏍️ pic.twitter.com/BvwwiFuVCG
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) May 24, 2023
Considering Babar’s pivotal position in the Pakistan cricket team’s triumphs, supporters are anxious that any potential injuries resulting from his motorcycle rides could severely impact the team’s performance.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
You are very precious bhai, please don’t ride a bike 🙏🏼❤️
— Khalid Minhas, MD FACC (@minhaskh) May 24, 2023
No more bikes till the World Cup, please. No risks, skipper 🙏🏼♥️
— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) May 24, 2023
Easy there Bobby! Could this need for speed wait till after the ODI World Cup? 😅
— Behram Qazi 🇵🇰 🇨🇦 (@DeafMango) May 24, 2023
Stay safe, King. 🥺❤️ https://t.co/OKFCzKgwk8
— Mujtaba Hassan Naqvi (@iMujtabaHassan) May 24, 2023
Someone please get Bobby OFF that bike. And any other bike!!!!! https://t.co/xQZ87BwS4b
— D (@Le_Sabre54) May 24, 2023
While fans acknowledge that Babar Azam may have personal interests and hobbies beyond cricket, such as riding a motorbike, they emphasize the importance of prioritizing his safety, particularly during critical periods when the team’s fortunes are at risk.
The upcoming 2023 Asia Cup and World Cup are eagerly anticipated tournaments, where Pakistan will strive to compete against top-ranked teams from around the globe. Babar’s presence and performance are regarded as essential factors in Pakistan’s prospects of achieving success.
The apprehension regarding Babar’s safety arises from the understanding that any unfortunate incident or injury has the potential to jeopardize his participation in these crucial tournaments. The Pakistan cricket team heavily depends on his exceptional batting abilities and leadership qualities, and the loss of his presence due to a preventable accident could greatly affect the team’s prospects.
We have a World Cup to play in 5 months and Babar is doing such dangerous activities?
Remove him from captaincy please, irresponsible. https://t.co/dAk7WcDj7M
— f (@fas___m) May 24, 2023
PAGHAL HOGAYE HO KYA???? Get this man off the bike now! https://t.co/kQazt6Tzfz
— Twitt.Arhum (@arhuml92) May 24, 2023
During a recent incident in Lahore, the Pakistan cricket captain was driving his Audi through busy streets when he was intercepted by excise officers who suspected a potential violation.
The officers observed that the numbers on his vehicle’s license plate were unusually small and did not meet the standard size regulations. With a focus on upholding the rules, the officers advised Babar to replace his current number plate with a standard one.