THINK of the Wurzels and the first things that probably come to mind are cider, combine harvesters and the Westcountry.

But a ballad penned about new Somerset batsman Babar Azam has seen the popular 'Scrumpy and Western' outfit gain notoriety far beyond this part of the world.

Their ditty, a re-working of 'Blackbird' (which Somerset's players sing after victories), was posted on Somerset CCC's social media before Babar's debut last week and quickly went viral.

It has now gone yet further, having been featured on GNN, Pakistan's largest news portal, in a piece about the welcome Babar has received in Somerset. 

The lyrics were even translated for Pakistani viewers - leading to some sympathy for whoever had to find out how 'gurt big stick' flows in Urdu.

Somerset CCC digital executive Ben Warren tweeted the video and said: "I have absolutely no words for this!"

Babar enjoyed a successful debut, making 35 from 23 balls in Somerset's thumping eight-wicket win at Glamorgan, and will line up again live on Sky Sports this evening as Somerset take on Kent in Canterbury.

A few more performances in that vein and his new song could yet be ringing around the County Ground before too long...