A woman has made allegations of sexual harassment and physical torture against Pakistan cricket captain Babar Azam. In the press conference shown, the woman claimed that Babur exploited her for 10 years and also made her pregnant on the pretext of marriage.
The woman said, “We both had relations since Azam was not even a cricketer. He attended school with me and we lived in the same locality. In 2010, he proposed me and I accepted him. As time passed, we thought about marriage. We told our families but they refused. So in 2011 we ran away and he kept telling me constantly that we would get married in court. We stayed in many rented houses, but he refused to marry.”
The woman said that she used to bear his expenses when Azam was not selected in the Pakistan team and even after that. She said, “As soon as he was selected in the Pakistan team in 2014, his behaviour got changed. The next year, I asked him to marry but he refused. In 2016 I said that I am pregnant, he started behaving strangely and gave me physical torture. I did not say all this to my family as we eloped from home.”
The woman further said that Azam asked her to get an abortion. She told that in 2017 she complained against Babur to the Nasirabad Police station.
Babar or the Pakistan Cricket Board haven’t responded yet to these claims. Azam is currently in the New Zealand with rest of the team, undergoing a 14-day quarantine period in Christchurch. Earlier, Seven members of the team have tested positive for COVID-19.