Pakistan’s star-studded batsman, Babar Azam has gained immense popularity in England as he shines in Vitality T20 Blast 2019. The 24-years old top-order batsman has been in terrific T20 form, averaging over 41 in the format.
Babar Azam’s batting has been followed by his million fans on the internet and it was evident from the fact when he crashed Somerset website by driving thousands of his fans on the Somerset website.
Somerset have set the gold standard among counties for streaming their games on their website. But the increment of viewers above the threshold value crashed the website.
Ben Warren, Somerset's digital marketing executive, had to upgrade the club website's server capacity after their first game of the Blast, a win at Glamorgan that was not streamed live, as fans in Pakistan were so desperate to follow their star batsman's progress.
Babar Azam’s knock of 83 runs against Sussex attracted 1.5 million views on Youtube Channel. Somerset’s online channel has gained attention with the influx of fans, mainly from Pakistan. Therefore, Babar’s signing has done a fair bit of good things to Somerset County Cricket Club.