The spotlight is on Babar Azam, the Pakistani cricket captain, just before a crucial match against Bangladesh in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. Surprisingly, Azam has made headlines for a different reason. Sources have revealed that he splurged a staggering seven lakh rupees on a designer sherwani, a traditional Indian outfit, for his upcoming wedding.
This revelation has come as a shock, considering that the Pakistani team, former World Champions in 1992, arrived in Kolkata only a day before their match against Bangladesh. It’s uncommon for a captain to engage in wedding shopping during such a crucial tournament, causing raised eyebrows and potential controversy within the cricketing community.
Babar Azam’s wedding is scheduled for the end of this year, making the timing of this extravagant purchase even more unexpected.
Reportedly, Azam purchased the designer sherwani from the renowned Indian designer boutique, Sabyasachi, known for their exquisite bridal and groom wear.
In addition to the sherwani, Azam is said to have acquired a substantial amount of jewelry from a renowned jewelry-making company while staying in the luxurious surroundings of a five-star hotel.
As the wedding preparations are in full swing, Azam’s relatives are also busy with the arrangements. The timing of his wedding shopping, amidst such a significant international tournament, has sparked a debate about his focus. Babar Azam now finds himself in the limelight, both for his stylish wedding preparations and the performance of the Pakistani cricket team, making his journey through this World Cup a fascinating one to follow.