Azhar Ali is a right handed batsman of Pakistan team, born on 19 February, 1985 in Lahore, Punjab.
Azhar was one of the few Pakistani batsmen who made his Test debut before making his ODI debut, against Australia in 2010.
Azhar made his Test debut against Australia at Lord’s in July 2010.
In just his second match, he scored 51 at Leeds helping Pakistan chase the target of 180 with 3 wickets down.
Rise to glory
Azhar’s score of 159 in one of the matches of the Test series against England in Birmingham in August 2016, led to him earning the reputation of one of the finest batsman of Australia.
This is one is talent began being given due importance.
Under his captainship, Pakistan won just 12 while lost 18 ODIs against Australia and after losing against them for 4-1, Azhar had to step down from the position of captain.
Azhar has played for Lahore Eagles in Faysal Bank T20 Cup 2012, Lahore Lions in President’s Cup, One Day Tournament 2013, Lahore Qalandars in Pakistan Super League 2016.
Azhar took up the captaincy after 2015 World Cup but under him Pakistan dropped to No. 9 position in ODI, and he quit the captaincy in February 2017 after losing the ODI series against Australia.
In the third day of test against Sri Lanka, held at Abu Dhabi in 2017, Azhar Ali completed 5000 runs in Test cricket and by virtue of this became the eight Pakistan cricketer to score 5000 runs in a Test format.