Misbah asks Azhar to play like Hashim Amla

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Former Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq has asked opening batsman Azhar Ali to watch Hashim Amla and try to build his innings like the South African opener.

“He (Azhar) should try to play in gaps and focus on his timing. It is not necessary you have to hit the ball with force. He should watch how Amla plays,” Misbah told a sports TV channel.

Misbah lauded Azhar Ali’s role in the semifinal against England, but suggested that he needed to be himself and play his own game.

“He should play according to his strength and bring some improvisation in his batting. His role is different from others and he should try to play long innings,” Misbah added.