Azhar expresses frustration over Pakistan playing less Test cricket


Guyana: Veteran Test batter Azhar Ali has expressed his frustration over Pakistan playing less amount of Test cricket.

Pakistan is gearing up for a two-match Test series against West Indies, starting from August 12. The 36-year-old Azhar plays the elite format of the game only and he tries to perform at his best in these matches.

“We have been getting less Test cricket for quite some time now. As a player, it is disappointing but I try to perform best in every opportunity provided,” Azhar told reporters in a virtual presser.

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Azhar stressed the importance of starting the ICC World Test Championship on a winning note and also wishes to see Pakistan lifting the championship in his career.

“I think it is very important, last time we saw that if a team gets a lead, that brings other teams under pressure. I think it is a great opportunity for us to start on a positive note,” he added.

“ICC World Test Championship is a valuable addition and has helped make this format more competitive. I want to see Pakistan winning the championship in my career,” he maintained.

Meanwhile, Azhar also gave his full support to Javelin thrower Arshad Nadeem and wished him good luck for his final competition which will take place tomorrow in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

“I’d like to send my best wishes to Arshad Nadeem who is representing Pakistan in the javelin at the Tokyo Olympics and has qualified for the final. We will all try & watch tomorrow & we pray that he makes us all proud and is able to win a medal for Pakistan,” he added.

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