The story of Pakistan’s failure continues to grow. After losing the first two matches of the five-match T20I series against New Zealand, the third T20I today was a life-and-death battle. What will survive, on the contrary, Pakistan lost by 45 runs. The hosts, on a mission to win the series, got a huge collection of 224 runs from Finn Allen’s record century. Pakistan stopped at 179 runs to chase. Wicketkeeper Azam Khan in discussion on the day of Pakistan’s loss.
This Pakistani cricketer could not do anything with the bat in three matches. Azam Khan was the subject of humor in Dunedin before his performance came under fire. A DJ at Dunedin’s University Oval compared this Pakistan batter to popular wrestler ‘Big Show’. And that’s how criticism started with the New Zealand Cricket Board.
The incident started at the end of the 11th over of the Pakistan innings. Azam Khan was entering the field when Fakhar Zaman got out and returned to the dressing room. At that moment, the arrival song of popular wrestler ‘Big Show’ started playing in the field. When WWE star Big Show enters the ring, the song ‘It’s a Big Show’ is played. Which is known all over the world as the arrival song of ‘Big Show’.
The stadium DJ played the same song when Azam Khan entered the field today. Pakistani cricket fans think that this theme song is basically mocking the body weight of Azam, the son of Pakistan legend Moin Khan.
Incidentally, in 2021, when Azam Khan was called up to the Pakistan team for the first time, there was news that in the previous year, Azam had reduced his body weight from 5 feet 8 inches to 100 kg by 30 kg.
From Pakistani fans to sports journalists, the incident has been widely criticized. Netizens demanded that PCB take action in this regard.