Pakistan cricket captain Babar Azam is facing unexpected attention as reports by Indian media suggest that he recently spent a substantial sum of seven lakh rupees on a designer sherwani for his upcoming marriage.
This development has raised eyebrows within the cricketing world as it's unusual for a team captain to engage in wedding shopping during a major tournament.
Pakistan, the World Champions in 1992, arrived in Kolkata just one day before their match against Bangladesh which they won.
Babar Azam's wedding is scheduled for the end of this year and his extravagant purchase has caught the attention of fans and critics alike, according to One Cricket.
It's been reported that Pakistani skipper bought the designer sherwani from the renowned Indian designer boutique, Sabyasachi, known for its exquisite bridal and groom wear. Additionally, he reportedly purchased a significant amount of jewellery from a renowned jewellry maker.
As wedding preparations are in full swing, Azam's relatives are also busy with arrangements, the website reported.
The timing of his wedding shopping during a crucial international tournament has sparked debates about his focus and commitment to his role as captain.
Babar Azam is now at the centre of attention not only for his stylish wedding preparations but also for the performance of the Pakistani cricket team which is struggling to make it to the semi-finals.