Babar Azam’s cover becomes part of physics textbooks in Pakistan
The cover drives of Pakistani skipper Babar Azam are delightful for sore eyes. Even if the star player could not deliver in the 2022 Asia Cup tournament, when he plays, he takes the cricket stage through the storm.
According to ESPN Cricinfo, “cover drive in cricket is the act of touching the ball through the covers with well-timed wrist work and the conventional forward foot movement to the step of a delivery aimed at or out of the stump.”
The captain’s cover drive is taught to students in the Federal Council’s physics book, helping students learn science.
A tweet has been making rounds on the internet. “Babar Azam’s cover drive related question in 9th-grade physics syllabus (federal board) (via Reddit),” read the tweet.
The question is:
Babar Azam has hit a cover drive by giving kinetic energy of 150 J to the ball by his bat.
a) At what speed will the ball go to the boundary if the mass of the ball is 120g?
b) How much kinetic energy footballer must impart to a football of mass 450g to make it move at this speed?
Internet users responded to the tweet, appreciating the skills of the captain.