Pakistan’s former cricket captain, Babar Azam, known for his excellence on the cricket field, has sparked speculation about his potential involvement in the highly-anticipated Grand Theft Auto VI (GTA VI). Peshawar Zalmi, his Pakistan Super League (PSL) franchise, shared an animated image portraying Babar as a character in GTA VI, leading fans to speculate about his possible appearance in the popular video game.
The excitement around the release of the GTA VI trailer, scheduled for 2025, has prompted fans to create GTA-inspired characters of prominent sports figures, including football legends like Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar Jr, Salah, and others. The GTA series has a history of captivating audiences, becoming the most profitable entertainment product over its 26-year history.
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Babar Azam, ranked as the second-best one-day international (ODI) batter globally, is one of the most sought-after players in the PSL. While the animated image has fueled speculation, it remains to be seen whether Babar will indeed be featured in the upcoming GTA VI release.
Prominent football figures like Messi and Ronaldo have also been reimagined as characters in the GTA VI setting, adding a unique blend of football and gaming cultures. The 2025 release of GTA VI is anticipated to make history by introducing a female lead character, adding an intriguing aspect to the highly-awaited game.