Ertugrul proves motivating force for Pakistan, says Azhar Ali

Ertugrul proves motivating force for Pakistan, says Azhar Ali
Ertugrul proves motivating force for Pakistan, says Azhar Ali

Ertugrul is being used as an unlikely motivator for the Pakistan team ahead of their must-win third Test clash against England, captain Azhar Ali.

He added they were in a good state of mind despite the crushing disappointment of losing the first Test when they were in a strong position to win it.

The second Test was a virtual washout — at the same Ageas Bowl venue where the third Test gets underway on Friday — due to bad light and rain.

The series, a mix of historical fiction and adventure, is based around the life of Ertugrul, the father of Osman I, who was the founder of the Ottoman Empire.

Available to stream in England, it’s been a crucial diversion for a squad confined to bio-secure sites for the duration of their stay.

“Yes I think there is no player who is not watching Ertugrul,” Azhar said in his eve of match press conference conducted in Urdu.

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