The Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) textbook now includes the name of the Pakistani national cricket team captain Babar Azam in its sports section.
The book’s eighth chapter features Azam alongside former Indian cricket icons such as Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Chris Gayle, and Rohit Sharma, among others.
Babar Azam got featured in the ICSE Book of class VIII in India. Alhamdulillah, Babar Azam is making Pakistan proud even in a Rival country ❤️🇵🇰. #BabarAzam #BabarAzam𓃵 pic.twitter.com/apr4CdeQc6
— Shaharyar Ejaz 🏏 (@SharyOfficial) March 31, 2023
The ICSE textbook features a question related to the nicknames of several cricketers, as seen in a photo circulating on social media.
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According to the picture shared on social media, the question in the book asks students to match cricketers with their respective nicknames, highlighting that cricket is the most popular sport in India and cricketers are celebrated as celebrities.
The book includes the nickname ‘Bobby’ for Babar Azam and other famous cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Chris Gayle, and Rohit Sharma in the eighth chapter of the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) textbook.
Check out some other tweets from social media users:
Babar Azam getting featured in ICSE Book of class VIII in India. Biggest brand of Pakistan Cricket, too good that he’s getting the recognition even in his arch-rival country… pic.twitter.com/JGhxMa80hu
— Nawaz 🇵🇰 (@Rnawaz31888) March 31, 2023
In the list of Abd Gayle and all indian players
Here comes our brand Babar Azam in an Indian book ❤️#PAKvNZ #BabarAzam pic.twitter.com/CIdQ8dBFcO
— Noor Hafeez Abbasi (@noor_babarian56) March 31, 2023