Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Pakistan captain, Babar Azam’s recent remark on choosing BBL over IPL was mocked by several Indian fans on Twitter. The statement by Pakistani skipper triggered a meme fest on the social media platform.

Babar recently expressed his preference to play on Australian pitches as it gives him more chances to learn the foreign conditions, whereas, IPL provides the same Asian pitch.

“The conditions over there in Australia are different. The pitches over there are really fast and you get to learn a lot. Whereas in IPL, you get the same Asian conditions,” Babar said on the Peshawar Zalmi Podcast.

Reacting to Babar’s comment a netizen commented, “Angoor nhi mile toh Angoor Khatte hai”.

Former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh joined the bandwagon of troll army by replying to Babar’s comment with a laughing emoji on Twitter. It was evident that Harbhajan was making fun of the statement like many others.

Notably, Government of India and BCCI banned Pakistan players to take part in the cash rich Indian Premier League in 2012. Pakistan players are not part of the most successful T20 league in the world since.

Apart from Pakistan Super League (PSL) Babar also plays in Bangladesh Premier League and the Caribbean League.