Test specialist Azhar Ali has been having a ball in his County stint with Somerset, excelling in both the batting and bowling department. Having started out in cricket harboring hopes of becoming a leg-spinner, Azhar long banished these desires and directed all his attention towards batting.
However, it was his enchanting googlies and leg-breaks against Worcestershire that caught the attention of everyone. The former Pakistan skipper absolutely rattled the opposition’s batting lineup to claim an astonishing 5-wicket haul.
Bowling in tight lines wicket-to-wicket, Azhar was able to dexterously cramp the batsmen for room, dismissing them with ease as he finished the match with figures of 5/34 in 7 overs. An exceptional performance from someone regarded as a part-time bowler, the 34-year-old’s spectacular spell helped Somerset seal a semi-final berth in the Royal London One-Day Cup.