Captain Babar Azam has been at the forefront of Pakistani social media after scoring the draw against South Africa in the opening match at the Centurian.
The Pakistan captain struck 103 with a 104-ball shot and shared a second 177 partnership with Imam ul Haq, who made 70.
Babar Azam’s century put him in a league of its own when the cricketer became the world’s fastest hitter with 13 century ODI. The world’s third hitter takes only 76 passes to win 13 tons in a 50-over format.
Former Pakistani cricketer, politician, celebrity, and social media user all praised the captain and welcomed his performance in helping the Green Shirts win the opening match.
Federal Planning Ministers Assad Umar welcomed the cricketer in their post-match statements.
In post-match speeches, PML-Ahsan N’s Iqbal congratulated the cricketer.