National team taking motivation from Ertugrul


Pakistani skipper Azhar Ali revealed that there is hardly any player in the team who is not watching famous Turkish drama serial Drilis: Erugrul.

Speaking to reporters via teleconference, Azhar said that players are getting motivation by watching Ertugrul ahead of the third Test.

“There is hardly any player who is not watching Ertugrul,” said Azhar when asked if players are taking motivation from Ertugrul.

Meanwhile, Azhar expressed confidence in having enough recoursed to win the third and last series-decider Test. “I think we have quality options in the side who can win us the last Test,” he said.

“Our bowlers have bowled really well so far and we are confident that they will continue their form. As far as batsmen are concerned, so they last batted strongly in tough conditions here,” he maintained.

Talking about individual performance, Azhar said England conditions are not easy to bat on, and not every batsman scores here. “I know my performance wasn’t good in last matches but I will try to come up strongly,” he said.

“Asad is a match-winner and I am confident that he will gain his form as soon as possible,” he reiterated upon being asked.

On the other hand, the skipper said they are not sure about the playing XI as they will decide it after seeing the pitch. “The pitch has been covered for last two days due to weather. We will decide to play XI after watching the pitch,” he concluded.