Former Pakistan skipper Azhar Ali struck an immaculate century in the ongoing Royal London One-Day Cup versus Essex, to guide Somerset to a commanding 36-run victory. Azhar, who recently announced his retirement from white-ball cricket, battled the seaming conditions with great effect as the ball frequently found the middle of his bat.
Striking at an impressive rate, Azhar smashed 9 fours and 4 towering sixes during his 93-ball 110. The veteran cricketer’s masterful stay at the crease was another reminder towards his utility in Pakistan’s ODI setup during his short-lived stint.
The Test specialist thus showcased the versatility in his strokes and the ability of his power hitting. Azhar’s magnificent innings garnered a lot of comments online, with people ruing his absence in Pakistan’s World Cup squad.