After Test retirement, Azhar Ali to play county cricket
Last year in December, Azhar Ali announced his retirement from playing in Test matches.
Worcestershire County Club signed the right-handed batter for the 2023 season after he captained the team so effectively in the previous year.
In the LV — Insurance County Championship, Azhar amassed 656 runs in 11 games. Former international cricketer scored 185 runs in the Royal London Cup, including an innings of 130 runs against Northamptonshire.
When asked about his plans after retiring from the Test team, Azhar said, “I’m really looking forward to playing county cricket.”
Currently, Azhar is keeping himself busy with club cricket in Lahore. “I enjoy playing cricket, I will go and play for Worcestershire this year and try to give my best,” he said.
A mere three matches shy of 100, Azhar announced his retirement from Test cricket last December. His 97th and final Test was played in Karachi, in the third match between Pakistan and England. He was only three games away from joining an elite group of players from Pakistan who had all played at least 100 Tests if given the opportunity.
The player with the most Test appearances is Javed Miandad (124) followed by Inzamam Ul Haq (119), Younis Khan (118), Wasim Akram (104), and Saleem Malik (100). (103).
Azhar isn’t eager to start a career in coaching right now. “I am currently enjoying my retirement from Test cricket. Sooner or later I expect to see this choice, “In his final interview, he was asked whether or not he planned to become a coach after his retirement from all three formats.
Please note that Azhar will also continue to play domestic cricket. The legendary cricketer announced his retirement and pledged to help train the next generation of players at a press conference.
Azhar is just as excited as any other fan for the upcoming eighth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
“I, like every other PSL fan, cannot wait for PSL 8 to begin. Having the PSL here in the United States gives it a new level of significance. In order to get the most out of their experience, fans frequently travel in large groups to stadiums to watch games “In his words.
The veteran cricketer expresses optimism that, like previous seasons of the PSL, this year’s tournament will provide a platform for promising young players to emerge.
After proving himself in the role, Azhar will likely join the PSL 8 commentary team.