Pakistani cricket is a wonder. There are moments in this magical sport that leave you in an emotional mess ( a good kind albeit). And Azhar Ali just gave us another lovely one through his tribute.
Azhar Ali just completed his 13th century on the second day of the second test against West Indies and what he did as soon as he earned it is absolutely BEAUTIFUL.
*Cue all the feels*
He celebrated like Misbah-ul-haq, as a tribute to him
Lieutenant Azhar Saluting Captain Misbah pic.twitter.com/QJrsSIXTE4
— SIR .. (@SirJohnRoe) May 2, 2017
Watch this beautiful gesture unfurl below.
— Haroon| HBDay Yasir (@lHarOonN) May 2, 2017
Pakistanis couldn’t be more thrilled.
Azhar saluting his captain and YK.. Class!
— Ali Hassan (@Ali_Pak_) May 2, 2017
Azhar saluting Misbah. Sums up the greatness of the man!!! pic.twitter.com/MARi9Wzibj
— Sohaib Furqan ?? (@sohaibfurqan) May 2, 2017
azhar ali follows the footstep of misbah and he is going to end his career at so high inshaAllah
— Ali (@AleyFarooq) May 2, 2017
The salute has given comfort to Pakistani cricket fans that the new lot will keep grace and dignity intact, in the sport
Future of Pakistan's Test cricket is in safe hands. AZHAR YOU BEAUTY ❤
— Kamran Afridi. (@InsanePukhtoon) May 2, 2017
Who knows, maybe Azhar could be a test captain himself, some day?
For the sake of continuity of this stable approach,hope they make azhar ali test captain.Has been misbah's understudy,stick to the plan
— Assad (@LeftArmAround) May 2, 2017
Azhar sure has proven himself
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) May 2, 2017
Misbah’s legacy has beautifully inspired our players
Aww that celebration…salute to Misbah >
Azhar the great, with another century
— Tuaha Sohail (@TuahaSohail) May 2, 2017
And the love Azhar showed today is the best example
Azhar Ali gets a century! Salutes Misbah. Massive show of respect!
— Saadi (@saadify) May 2, 2017
Take a bow indeed
Take a bow, Azhar! ??
The Strike Rate brigade can look away and continue to criticize and moan.
— Saba S. Sheikh (@sabassheikh) May 2, 2017
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves
So glad when good guys like azhar do well.
— Mutazalzaluzzaman (@M_Tarar) May 2, 2017
Azhar you beaut you. All the more power to you!
Editor’s note: Changes have been made to reflect the correct team the match was played against. An earlier version stated that the match was played against Australia in Melbourne.