Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam has firmly denied recent reports suggesting that he indulged in a shopping spree during his visit to India while participating in the World Cup.
Saya Corporation, the athlete management agency representing Pakistani cricketers, expressed that these reports took Babar by surprise.
In a strongly-worded statement, Saya Corporation unequivocally rejected the entirely false claims, urging media outlets to exercise rigorous fact-checking before spreading any form of misinformation, disinformation, or propaganda.
The statement read, “We vehemently refute these unfounded allegations and implore such media organizations to ensure they verify facts diligently before engaging in the dissemination of inaccurate information. Thank you.”
These reports emerged amid speculation about Babar’s impending marriage in December.
They suggested that he had purchased a sherwani from the renowned Indian fashion label Sabyasachi, valued at 700,000 Indian rupees (approximately Dh30,875), and that he had also acquired gold jewelry for his future spouse. Babar Azam’s wedding is expected to take place at the end of the year 2023.