While the Pakistan cricket team is in the midst of a fierce battle for a spot in the World Cup 2023 semi-finals, their captain, Babar Azam, has made headlines for his wedding preparations, including some lavish shopping.

It has been reported that Babar Azam spent a substantial amount of 7 lakhs to acquire a designer sherwani from the renowned Indian designer boutique, Sabyasachi, in anticipation of his upcoming marriage. The designer sherwani is a traditional groom’s attire in both India and Pakistan.

According to a report on the One Cricket website, Babar Azam’s wedding is scheduled for the end of this year, which makes his extravagant purchase quite unexpected. Sabyasachi, known for collaborating with some of Bollywood’s biggest stars, is where he obtained this designer outfit.

In addition to the designer sherwani, the captain of the Pakistan cricket team has also reportedly ordered costly jewelry items to adorn himself on his special day. This lavish spending has raised concerns among Pakistani fans, who question whether Babar Azam’s focus might have shifted away from his and his team’s performance in the World Cup in India.

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Despite the wedding preparations, Babar Azam is currently struggling to find form in the World Cup 2023. He has only managed to score 216 runs in seven innings, with an average of 30 and a modest strike rate of 77. In a high-scoring tournament, Babar’s underwhelming performance, with only two fifties to his name and a strike rate of 77, has attracted significant criticism, particularly as Pakistan’s semi-final hopes hang by a thread.

As of now, Pakistan occupies the 5th position in the points table, with three wins in seven games. Their prospects were boosted by South Africa’s victory over New Zealand, who currently hold the 4th spot with four wins in seven games. Pakistan is set to face New Zealand and England in their upcoming matches, and victories in both could potentially open the doors to a semi-final berth.