Former and current Pakistan players hail Azhar Ali’s 300 against West Indies

Azhar Ali's incredible knock helped take Pakistan's total to 579/3.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 15, 2016 12:30 pm
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Azhar Ali took the West Indies bowling attack for a ride when he scored a triple-century. He faced 469 balls and scored 23 boundaries and two sixes while achieving the milestone.

He is only the fourth Pakistani batsman to make a triple ton in Tests after Pakistani legend Hanif Mohammed, Inzamam-ul-Haq and Younis Khan. He also gains the distinction of being the first batsman to score a triple century in a day-night Test match.

Azhar Ali’s incredible knock helped take Pakistan’s total to 579/3. Captain Misbah-ul-Haq was waiting for Ali to reach the milestone so as to declare and sure enough, Pakistan walked back to the pavilion as soon as Ali took his 300th run. Azhar admirably adjusted to the pink ball – used in a Test match for only the second time – and faltered once when he was dropped on 190 late in the first session.

Former and current Pakistani players hailed the opener’s knock on twitter: