Wed, 01 Dec 2021

The Pakistani team and the flight crew celebrated the birthday of star skipper Babar Azam at 36,000ft high from the ground en route to Dubai to participate in the ICC Men's World Cup.

The specially ordered cake was decorated with a blue and gold crown and a lion's picture - indicating that the skipper is a king.

"Ladies and gentlemen, en route to Dubai, this is of immense [pleasure] to announce that, at the height of 36,000 feet, we are celebrating the birthday of the captain of the Pakistan team, Babar Azam," the air hostess announced.

On Friday, Azam, the Pakistan cricket team's all-format captain, and world's number one ranked ODI batsman, turned 27.

He was born on October 15, 1994, in Lahore and made a name for himself as a member of Pakistan's Under-19 cricket squad.

He soon became a household name in Pakistan when the right-hander, acknowledged for his level-headed attitude, scored three consecutive ODI hundreds against the West Indies in the UAE in 2016 when he was 22 years old.

"We didn't have to guide him, he was on his own, but we were supportive all the way," his cousin, Kamran Akmal, had praised earlier.

In 80 ODI matches he played so far, he has scored a splendid 3,985 runs at an average of 56.92, and in 61 T20Is, he scored an equally impressive 2,204 runs at an average of 46.89.

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