Somerset streams their games live on their website, however, as they signed Babar Azam, they had to upgrade their servers due to large influx of people who wanted to see their favourite batsman bat.
Somerset’s first game of the T20 Blast against Glamorgan was not even streamed live, but as the cricket fans wanted to follow the top-ranked T20I batsman’s performance, they surfed to their website in big numbers.
Their server was not ready for such high number of visitors, which crashed the server. The county was forced to upgrade their system and it turned out to be a wise move as Babar played an impressive inning of 83 runs in a losing cause which got 1.5 million views on YouTube.
The Pakistani batsman has been among the top performers with the bat in the tournament so far. He has scored two mesmerizing half-centuries in the tournament so far.