Srinagar, Aug 25: Batting great former West Indies cricketer Brian Lara has hailed Pakistan test skipper Azhar Ali for his fighting ton against England in the Third test match at Southampton.
Taking to Instagram, the legendary batsman said he was excited to enjoy fun-filled Sunday for having Pakistan vs England Test match, CPL T20, UEFA Champions League, and golf at the same time.
“Sunday morning I woke up thought I would watch some test cricket, CPL T20, golf and the UEFA champions league, literally spend the day on the couch,” wrote Lara.
But, Azhar Ali’s batting took all of his time as the right-handed batsman survived to score worthy 141 runs.
“Captain Azhar Ali batting to save his country a test match with no chance of winning pretty much dull cricket if he was to achieve it. But quite the opposite I was watching one of the best test hundreds and rearguard action I have ever seen. I know Trinbago Knight Riders won their CPL match but my remote remained untouched. Well played Azhar. True captain’s knock!” he added.
Lara also highlighted the importance of partnerships and underlined Azhar’s collaboration with Fawad Alam and Mohammad Rizwan.
Azhar scored 141 runs to rescue Pakistan tattering at 5-75. Still, Pakistan suffered follow-on after getting bowled out for 273.