Azhar Ali announces retirement from Test cricket – Sport – DAWN.COM –

Test batsman Azhar Ali addresses a press conference on Friday. — PCB/YouTube
Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali on Friday announced he was retiring from Test cricket after the third and final Test match against England in Karachi.
The last match of the three-game series will begin in Karachi on Saturday.
With 7,097 runs in 96 matches at an average of 42.49, Ali is Pakistan’s fifth leading Test run-scorer after Younis Khan (10,099), Javed Miandad (8,832), Inzamam-ul-Haq (8,829) and Mohammad Yousuf (7,530), according to the PCB.
Azhar Ali also captained Pakistan in nine Tests in two separate tenures from 2016 till 2020.
“My heart and my mind felt that this is the right time and I would like to call it a day after this game [third Test],” said a visibly-low Azhar at a press conference while announcing the decision today.
Ali, however, noted that he was available for the final match of the unlimited-overs series against the English side.