Viral Video: PSL fans mock Babar Azam with ‘Zimbabar Zimbabar’ jeer

In a video that is rapidly gaining traction across social media, fans can be seen mocking Pakistan’s national cricket team captain, Babar Azam, during a match in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), a domestic league that has gained a notable following over the past two years. The chants of “Zimbabar Zimbabar” by the spectators did not deter Babar Azam, who was visibly furious and warned the fans, yet the mockery towards the Pakistani captain continued.


This incident is not an isolated one within the PSL games; there has been a consistent pattern of players being mocked, alongside humorous interactions among players.

Why was Babar Azam being called “Zimbabar” by fans?

The reason behind the mocking nickname “Zimbabar” stems from Babar Azam’s remarkable success against Zimbabwe. Despite his consistent performance against top international sides, Babar has been specifically targeted for his extraordinary average of 114.75 in ODIs against Zimbabwe, which significantly surpasses his overall career average.

Regarding the match details, Peshawar Zalmi achieved their first victory in the PSL 2024 points table with a close five-run win against Multan Sultans on Friday. Batting first, Zalmi set a challenging total of 179 runs, thanks to the combined efforts of their batsmen. In response, the Sultans fell just short of the target, losing by five runs, as Naveen-ul-Haq displayed commendable composure to clinch a narrow victory for his team.