These selfies of Pakistan sports anchor Zainab Abbas with cricketers have gone viral on the internet

Meet Zainab Abbas, a Pakistan sports journalist who covered the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 as a sports anchor and analyst for Dunya News.

According to the Internet, a selfie with Zainab is the reason behind the team loses against Pakistan during the ODI matches.


The anchor took a selfie with the South African Captain AB De Villiers. She even captioned it as, “Told him to go easy on us tomorrow.” The right-handed took her seriously and got out on a duck against Pakistan. South Africa lost the match and Pakistan earned 2 crucial points.

zainab abbas with ab de villiers


Even South African speedster Kagiso Rabada couldn’t escape her curse. Well, he didn’t take any wickets and got out at 5.

zainab abbas with kagiso rabada

Ahead of Pakistan’s virtual quarter-final against Sri Lanka, a lot of Pakistan fans requested her to take a selfie with Angelo Mathews and she obliged. She took a selfie with the Lankan skipper and the next day, his team got knocked out of the competition while the Men in Green progressed to the semi-finals.


zainab abbas with angelo mathews

Similarly, Zainab clicked selfies with the Indian cricketers and the rest is history.

zainab abbas with virat kohli


zainab abbas with yuvraj singh

zainab abbas with rohit sharma

Though these 3 selfies were clicked by the beautiful journalist ahead of India’s match against Sri Lanka, but still fans on social media are suggesting that a picture with Zainab Abbas was the reason behind the trio failing to fire in the final of Champion Trophy played at the Oval.

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