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Watch: Ajaz who? Babar Azam takes ‘ten-for’ in competitive Pakistan dressing room intra-squad clash

by Wisden Staff 3 minute read

Watch: The second day of Bangladesh-Pakistan Test might have been rained  off, but the Pakistan side ensured that they had their fun inside the dressing room itself.

The international cricketers created a ‘gully’ cricket scenario inside the dressing room, and went up against each other. The Pakistan Cricket Board uploaded snippets from the contest on the social media.

First, up we saw glimpses of Babar Azam batting up against some good bowling.

While the Pakistan skipper managed to fend off the first ball with a forward defensive stroke, he was beaten off the second delivery shown. His innings came to an end after he was beaten all ends up by Imam-ul-Haq, the makeshift wicket being knocked out of its place.

The skipper, however, returned to get the better of his nemesis. Imam’s leave ensured that the ball crashed into his stumps, leaving his team-mates in splits.

Imam’s batting continued to be a source of controversy, with action replay being employed in one instance of confusion.

Saud Shakeel showed solidity with the bat, and saw some appreciation from Azhar Ali.

But nothing could stop Babar Azam from getting a ten-for, according to him at least. After getting the Bilal Asif for the third time, Babar fell down on the floor, and exclaimed, “Mera dassa ho gaya.” (I got a ten-for)

The light-hearted session drew a lot of reactions on social media, some of which came from the players themselves.

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