Lahore: Former Pakistan cricket team captain Azhar Ali has been wished widely by International Cricket Council (ICC), Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and cricket community on his birthday today (February 19).

The ICC, on its Facebook and Twitter handle, wrote: “Top score of 302* in Tests
2017 ICC Champions Trophy winner
138 matches for Pakistan
Happy birthday to Azhar Ali.”

PCB on its social media accounts also extended warm wishes to Azhar Ali on his birthday. They wrote: “Most ODI 100s as captain for Pakistan 💯
Member of #CT17 winning squad
5th highest Test run-scorer for Pakistan
The first batsman to score a triple ton in a Day-Night Test
Happy Birthday, @AzharAli_ !”

EspnCricinfo, one of the leading cricket website in the world, wrote on Azhar Ali’s birthday: ” Pakistan’s fifth-highest Test run-scorer
One of only four batsman to score a triple century in whites for Pakistan
2017 ICC Champions Trophy winner
Happy birthday, Azhar Ali .”

Peshawar Zalmi wrote: “Sorry Azhar Ali 🙏🙏
You were entitled to more than what is being given to you in Pakistan. You deserve More Respect
You r Legend
Happy Birthday @AzharAli_ .”

Rob Moody tweeted: “205* at the MCG!
Happy birthday to Azhar Ali, who turns 36 today!”

Pakistan cricketer Hassan Ali said: “Happy Birthday @AzharAli_ May you prosper and get to Tests rapidly .”

Amjad Saqib tweeted: “Azhar Ali, former Captain Pakistan Cricket team, visited @Akhuwat College and gave lessons to our students. Love you @azharali_ @realshoaibmalik
@Shah64Y @babarazam258
@shoaib100mph @iMRizwanPak
@iShaheenAfridi @saleemranjha.”

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt tweeted: “@AzharAli_ happy birthday Aju . May you have many happy returns of this day.”

Another former Pakistan cricketer Sikandar Bakht tweeted: “Happy Birthday @AzharAli_ May you prosper and get to Tests rapidly .”

The wisden on its twitter handle tweeted :”No Pakistani cricketer has scored more Test runs batting in the top three than Azhar with his 6,173 runs scored when either opening or batting three.”

The Khel Shel wrote on its twitter “He is the first batsman to score triple hundred in a Day/Night Test match, he was part of Pakistan’s winning squad of Champions Trophy 2017. Happy Birthday @AzharAli_ .”

The Alan Wilkins twitted over the birthday of Muhammad Azhar “Happy Birthday @AzharAli_ and have a Healthy & Rewarding Year ahead!@TheRealPCB .”

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