‘Not a Sportsman’: Internet on Pakistani Cricketer Azam Khan Eating New York Street Food

With two defeats in as many matches, Pakistan have had a poor start to their T20 World Cup 2024 campaign. It started with a loss to co-host USA. In their next match, Pakistan faced a six-run defeat against arch-rivals India. During their poor T20 World Cup run, Pakistan wicketkeeper Azam Khan is believed to have been spotted enjoying street food at a shop in New York.

The video, which surfaced online after Pakistan’s loss to India, has angered fans as it showed Azam in a carefree mood. Azam is often criticized for his perceived lack of fitness and the latest viral post has only added fuel to the fire.

Commenting on the post, one social media user wrote: “Embarrassing.”

This fan even called for Azam Khan to be banned from international cricket. ‘Bro should be banned from international cricket immediately. Then he eats everything we don’t care about. Just don’t eat the emotions of loyal fans,” read the reply.

One person looked at Azam Khan and commented, ‘How can a professional cricketer eat from a fast food restaurant during a World Cup? They have no idea about the players’ diet and what they should not eat during these days.”

“Pakistani team mein professionalism nam ki koi cheez nhi he bhai, (There is no such thing as professionalism in Pakistan team),” read another reply.


Another user cheekily replied, “What New Yorker would believe this is a national team athlete during an ongoing World Cup.”

One social media user thought: ‘He might be a food addict. That is cool. But he is not a sportsman.”

While defending Azam Khan, another person said, “Let him eat in peace, man. Just because he’s healthy (fat) doesn’t mean he shouldn’t eat at all.”

Echoing a similar sentiment, one user wrote: “He just eats like we all do three times a day. What’s wrong with it and this is also the NY taste when eating at food trucks.”

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    first print: Jun 11, 2024 12:40 IST

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