He was exceptional, Pakistan captain Azhar Ali compliments batsman in sublime form

Azhar Ali complimented Khurram Manzoor for his century in the National T20 Cup saying it was exceptional

Azhar Ali: “Although it ended on [the] losing side but Khurram Manzoor’s knock today was exceptional”

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Pakistan Test captain Azhar Ali was mightily impressed with veteran batsman Khurram Manzoor after he scored a century in the National T20 Cup.

Manzoor smashed 108 off 58 balls, which included 10 boundaries and six sixes, in Sindh’s match against Southern Punjab.

However, his efforts went in vain as Southern Punjab won by two wickets thanks to Khushdil Shah’s record-breaking hundred.

Khushdil walloped a 35-ball 100 – the fastest for a Pakistan player in T20 cricket – before getting out on the 36th ball.

Despite Manzoor not being able to lead his side to victory, Azhar still applauded his outstanding performance.

“Although it ended on [the] losing side but Khurram Manzoor’s knock today was exceptional, well played brother,” Azhar said on Twitter.

Manzoor is currently the fourth-highest run-scorer in the National T20 Cup with 259 runs in seven matches, which includes his century and two fifties, at an average of 37 and a strike-rate of 137.76.

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