Azhar Ali has been asked by a spectator during the second test match against Australia that does not he get tired by going again and again in the field to bat.He, during the first innings of the match, scored a beautiful double century and earned his team a good standing in the match as Pakistan team managed to score 443/9 declared.
The first two days of the match were effected heavily by the rain and yet, Azhar Ali stood to his ground and kept adding runs to the scoreboard.When he was coming out for the batting on third day in the field, a spectator in the stands called his name and asked why doesn’t he get tired and is keeping on scoring runs without any pause.
Azhar Ali was on his way out into the MCG ground when a fan who was standing near the players’ entrance corridor asked him about his fitness. He was recording the moment as well. When he asked Azhar that does not he get tired, Azhar had a huge smile on his face.
The Pakistani ODI captain and test opener did not reply back but his smile was the answer which the fan was looking for. Azhar has been incredible with the bat in the long version of the game. He is that sort of a batsman which you always desire to be a part of your team. In the last three years if we look at the runs and the averages from the top batters around the world, Azhar Ali is right at the top. Even the likes of Amla, Kohli, Root and many others who have performed exceptionally well are behind him. This shows his bating form in recent years.
Azhar Ali scored a double ton today against Australia at the MCG. Now for an Asian player it is a big thing, a very big thing. Asian players always struggle when they come to play cricket in this part of the world. The reason is the bounce on these wickets. But for Azhar nothing mattered. He was there to defy all odds. After 1977, Azhar is now the only Asian player to have faced the highest number of balls in Australia in an innings. He also is the first Pakistani batsman to have scored a double hundred in Australia. Before him it was Majid Khan who made 152 runs with the bat for Pakistan in Australia. Now this is a big achievement for this Pakistani batter. He has done remarkable things in his career so far. Nobody can match that for the time being.