Here’s the story behind Azhar Ali’s Ertugrul style celebration

Azhar Ali celebrating his hundred

The Pakistan cricket team are well in control of the first test match as they continue to pile runs. Imam ul Haq’s resistance at the crease was broken by Pat Cummins.

The left handed batter scored 157 runs with the help of 16 fours and two sixes. Both Azhar Ali and Imam ul Haq combined for a partnership of 208 runs.

The right handed batter scored the 19th century of his test career. Azhar Ali celebrated his 100 in a unique way, which has a story behind it. The celebration is inspired by famous Turkish series Ertugrul Ghazi.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)‘s twitter account also shared a video of the Pakistan’s team celebrating Ali’s century in the dressing room.

Story Behind Azhar Ali’s celebration:

The celebration first went viral when Fawad Alam emulated a scene from the famous Turkish drama after scoring centuries against New Zealand and South Africa.

Talking about the viral celebration, Fawad Alam had revealed: “It’s a scene from the famous drama Ertugrul Ghazi, I just try to copy the way Ertugrul – the lead character in the drama – rears his horse after winning a battle.”

He had said that the idea came when he was sitting with Azhar Ali. The two had agreed that whoever scores a hundred will celebrate it the way Ertugrul celebrates his win. After Fawad Alam, now, it was Azhar Ali’s turn to celebrate his ton like Ertugrul.

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