Pakistan captain, Babar Azam, had a missed opportunity during the World Cup 2023 match against Australia on Friday, October 20, at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. He dropped a catch from Steve Smith, who was yet to get off the mark, while facing Usama Mir’s delivery.
It all happened on the fifth delivery of the 35th over when Usama Mir bowled a tempting leg-break outside off, enticing Smith to step forward and attempt a drive. However, he managed only an outside edge that went directly into the second slip’s hands, where Babar Azam was stationed, but the catch slipped through his fingers.
Here’s how netizens are reacting to the catch dropped by Babar Azam:
Holding my head!!
Earlier in the game, David Warner and Mitchell Marsh provided Australia with an explosive start, crafting a record 259-run partnership and taking the Pakistan bowlers to task. Both Warner and Marsh scored centuries. While Mitchell Marsh departed after accumulating 121 runs from 108 deliveries, David Warner notched up 163 runs off 124 balls.