"We had planned to get married and informed our families"
An unnamed woman has accused Pakistan cricket captain Babar Azam of physically abusing her after getting her pregnant.
She also alleged that he exploited her for 10 years by giving her false marriage hopes.
According to the woman, Azam proposed to her in 2010, however, after getting her pregnant in 2016, he began threatening and physically abusing her.
In a press conference, the woman said: “He promised to marry me, he got me pregnant, he beat me up, he threatened me and he used me.
“I have known Babar since the time he had nothing to do with cricket. He was from a poor household.
“I hope all my brothers and sisters here are going to help me get justice so that no daughter gets to go through what I have.
“Babar and I have grown up in the same colony, we used to stay together.”
So this lady has made accusations against Babar Azam "he promised to marry me, he got me pregnant, he beat me up, he threatened me and he used me"
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The woman went on to claim that she has known Azam since school and alleged that he proposed to her in 2010.
“He was my school friend. In 2010, he proposed to me and I accepted his proposal. He in fact proposed to me after coming to my house.
“As time progressed, our understanding got better. We had planned to get married and informed our families too but they refused.
“Then Babar and I decided to have a court marriage. In 2011, Babar and I eloped and having promised me of marriage, kept me at rented places.
“During that time, I kept asking him to get married but he said ‘we are not in a position to. With time, we will get married’.”
The woman explained that she managed their expenses, which included the money Babar Azam needed for cricket.
She said his behaviour changed in 2016 when he got her pregnant. The woman claimed he was physically abusive and threatening towards her.
She added that he got her abortion done with the help of his friends.
“In 2017, I made a police complaint against Babar at the Nasirabad Station.
“He has exploited me for 10 years, both physically and sexually.”
The woman further alleged that the cricketer threatened to kill her.
Following the allegations made by the woman, Babar Azam and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is yet to respond to them.
Babar and the rest of the Pakistan team are touring in New Zealand and are currently undergoing a 14-day quarantine period in Christchurch.