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Abid Ali sets eyes on Azharuddin's record

Abid Ali sets eyes on Azharuddin's record

Pakistan’s opening batsman Abid Ali has had a remarkable start to his Test career with back-to-back centuries in the two matches against Sri Lanka at home. The 32-year-old batter etched his name in the record books by becoming the first batsman to score a hundred on both his ODI and Test debuts.

Abid now has the chance of equaling India’s Mohammad Azharuddin’s record of three centuries in his first three Tests. The former India skipper made his debut against England in the 1984/85 season and went on to rack up this feat in three Tests. Abid’s next Test assignment will be the clash between Pakistan and Bangladesh at Rawalpindi.

“It will be a great opportunity for me to score a century against Bangladesh to equal the record of great Indian batsman Azharuddin [of consecutive three centuries] in as many Tests”- Abid said in his interaction with the media in Lahore.