2023 World Cup: Fans excited for Babar Azam against Netherlands in Hyderabad


The second match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 was played between Pakistan and Netherlands (PAK vs NED) on Friday. There was a lot of enthusiasm among the fans about Babar Azam in this match in Hyderabad and they showered love on the Pakistani captain. Pakistan won by 81 runs and made a great start to their campaign in the tournament.

Batting first, Pakistan scored 286 runs at the loss of four wickets in 49 overs. In reply, the Netherlands batsmen gave a tough fight to the Pakistan team in the beginning and kept the hopes of victory alive. However, the Dutch team could not last long against the strong bowling attack of the Pakistan team and were bundled out for 205 runs in 41 overs. Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam could score only 5 runs in the match. However, fans were overjoyed.

When he was fielding the 36th over of the Dutch team’s innings, the fans were chanting Babar-Babar from the stands. Babar also saw this and he signaled the fans to shout loudly. This video is becoming very viral on social media.

He said, “We are very happy with the way Hyderabad has supported us.

After the win against Netherlands, Babar Azam expressed his gratitude to the Hyderabad fans for the support given to his team. Talking about his first win of the tournament he said:

We are happy with the way Hyderabad has supported us and enjoyed the hospitality. I am very happy with this victory. Credit should go to the bowlers, the way they started and the way we took wickets in the middle overs. We lost three wickets in the beginning but the way Rizwan and Saud Shakeel batted after that, put Netherlands under pressure. Saud built his innings and kept it going. Our bowlers performed very well. We stuck to our plan. Haris Rauf bowled fast and took wickets.