Brian Lara impressed by Azhar Ali’s match-saving knock

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Southampton: Former West Indies Test cricketer Brian Lara highly praised Pakistani skipper Azhar Ali for playing match-saving inning for his team in the third Test against England. 

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.

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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. Captain @azharali79_ 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. Two great partnerships with @iamfawadalam and Mohammed Rizwan but @azharali79_ played one of the best captain’s knock in modern cricket. I know @tkriders won their CPL match but my remote remained untouched. Well played @azharali79_ True captain’s knock! Well done @tkriders @djohnsonpga and @fcbayern #testcricket #sundays #engvpak #cpl #uefa

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One of the greatest batsmen in cricket history also highlighted the importance of partnerships and underlined Azhar’s collaboration with Fawad Alam and Mohammad Rizwan.

It must be noted here that Azhar scored 141 runs to rescue Pakistan tattering at 5-75. Still, Pakistan suffered follow-on after getting bowled out for 273.

Read: Rizwan confident Pakistan can save 3rd Test despite following-on 310 runs behind England

 

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