Why Indian and Pakistani fans are bickering over rumors of the racquet that Australian star Travis Head used to score a stunning century in the World Test Championship finals
- Head smashed 163 runs to put India in their place
- There was an online debate about the racquet he was using
- Pakistani cricket fans claim part of the merit
The cricket bat that Travis Head used to score 163 runs in the Test World Cup final has gone viral as old rivals India and Pakistan dispute its origins.
Head scored his first ever 100-year goal at The Oval in England on Wednesday to put India in their place in a promising sign for the Aussies ahead of The Ashes.
However, Pakistani cricket fans claim that their own champion Babar Azam contributed to Head’s rise in the WTC Finals.
A vision has emerged of Azam Head appearing to gift a giant cricket bat in the shed during the 2021/22 tour of Pakistan.
Now jubilant Pakistani supporters say Head used the same bat with new stickers to sling India around the floor at The Oval.
“Babar gifted Travis Head his racquet in 2021 and the rest is history,” boasted one fan.
“Babar Azam is a real gem and his performance deserves all the praise and attention.” “He’s definitely a watch to look out for,” another commented on a video of Azam handing the racket.
“Only Babar Azam through his performance can get her to do this for him,” commented another.
“That’s why Babar is the GOAT of world cricket,” wrote another fan.
The bat that Travis used to crush Head 163 in the Indian attack (pictured) is rumored to have been gifted to him by Pakistan captain Babar Azam
Pakistani fans rejoicing at the bat did not go down well with Indian cricket fans.
The two nations have a long history of conflict outside of cricket and bitter rivalries on the pitch, prompting Indian fans to snap back at their longtime rivals who mocked them for batting in the first innings of the WTC Finals became.
“Yes, Pakistan is playing the WTC finals against Australia.” “Babar’s captaincy and punching power got them to the final,” wrote one sarcastic fan with a series of crying emojis.
“But Pakistan will never reach the WTC finals, they will only see India play in the final and cry,” posted another.
“How many centuries or fifties does Babar have? [at The] Oval,” another post with a bunch of laughing emojis, referring to the fact that Azam has never played at London’s famous stadium.
Head’s name is added to The Oval’s Roll of Honor after scoring 163 runs in the WTC Finals with a now highly controversial racquet
Pakistani and Indian cricket fans love to argue over who is better: Babar Azam (pictured) or Indian champion Virat Kohli
There have also been countless memes and sleds in Hindi and Urdu between the old rivals.
The India Post reported that it could not be confirmed whether Head’s racquet was the same one he received as a gift from the Pakistani star.
“Meanwhile, a picture has appeared on social media. “Babar Azam is in the picture claiming that Babar gave Head a bat and with that bat he shot against India for a century,” they reported.
“If you look at the picture, it looks like Babar gave him this bat, but it’s difficult to confirm from the picture that it’s the same bat.” Panic triggered.”