Fans react to Babar Azam being ‘ignored’ by ICC in World Cup promo
On July 20, the International Cricket Council (ICC) shared a promo for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Cricket fans around the world have strongly reacted to Babar Azam, number one ODI batter, being ignored by the ICC in its recently released World Cup promo in which Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan also made an appearance.
ICC tweeted: “History will be written and dreams will be realised at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. All it takes is just one day.”
However, cricket fans were quick to point out an obvious omission by the ICC in its World Cup promo.
Fans called out the ICC for its ‘bias’, not including Babar Azam in the promo and also for making the content more about the Indian cricket team and less about the World Cup.
Babar ko bhool gaye? Challo, he’ll help you guys write history at the matches. Game on hai, no matter how pathetic your official ad is. https://t.co/NLd21spIjK
— AHI (@aamnaisani) July 20, 2023
ICC ODI World Cup promo without Babar Azam – the number one ODI batter since almost two years and the ODI cricketer of the year 2021 and 2022. https://t.co/oEuHUPu20d
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) July 20, 2023
This, however… utter ****. In thrall of India and England. Mentions Pakistan (and West Indies, oddly) in passing and in terms of needing sympathy. Cricket deserves better. https://t.co/m5YZ9dss02
— George Dobell (@GeorgeDobell1) July 20, 2023
World’s best batter of this format presently Babar Azam should have been in this promo too! C’mon https://t.co/rcnoYFXkv5
— Basit Subhani (@BasitSubhani) July 20, 2023
Why have they made such a long promo for an Indian series???? https://t.co/aiC8Qn8rDv
— berbaad kacchay (@mahobili) July 21, 2023