Babar Azam played all three matches "in severe distress" over ill mother

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31 Oct 2021 | 03:00 AM
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Babar Azam played all three matches "in severe distress" over ill mother

Babar's mother had undergone surgery but has since recovered

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam scored 68 not out and shared an opening stand of 152 with Mohammad Rizwan (79 not out) as Pakistan trounced India by 10 wickets in Dubai last Sunday. He followed that form for the next two matches as Pakistan find themselves at the top of the Group 2 table ahead of stronger teams like India and New Zealand. However, nothing was right for him in the due course as his father revealed that Babar Azam's mother was on a ventilator when he played the T20 World Cup match against arch-rivals India.

Azam Siddique, Babar's father, said in an Instagram post that his son played all three games this week "in severe distress".

"It's time for my nation to know some truth. Congratulations to all of you on the victory in the three games. There was a big test at our house. On the day the match was against India, on that day Babar's mother was on a ventilator," Azam Siddique wrote.

Babar's mother had undergone surgery but has since recovered. "Babar played all three matches in severe distress. I came here so that Babar may not get weak."

Pakistan have won all their three Super 12 games in the tournament and are well-placed to reach the semi-finals. They next face Namibia in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.

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