Rashid also claimed that he considers Azhar Ali to be one of the best human beings on top of a humble cricketer
Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Rashid Latif has praised Azhar Ali for having a positive impact on the dressing room despite being dropped from the second Test match against Sri Lanka.
Azhar Ali has come up with some important performances for Pakistan but the former Test captain has struggled with form in the last couple of years. His lack of consistency became the sole reason why he was dropped and replaced with Fawad Alam instead.
"Many players retired while waiting for a chance. Sometimes, good players didn't get a chance, and some players were given a longer rope which wasn't justified. But it's the system, and we have become too comfortable with it," said Rashid while speaking on his YouTube channel.
Speaking about Azhar Ali, the former wicketkeeper said that Azhar has been an integral part of Pakistan's team during the transition phase after Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan retired.
“Many players do react. But he remained quiet. It's a positive sign. It is important to have such players in the dressing room. After the retirements of Misbah and Younis, there was a big gap in that dugout. Azhar Ali and Asad Shafique did their best to fill that,” added the former wicketkeeper.
Rashid Latif termed Azhar as the "best human being" and added that the batter does not complain or attract unnecessary drama towards him.
“When we talk about Azhar Ali, he's one of the best human beings. He has played at no.3, no.4, and as an opener. He was named the captain in ODIs and was removed later. He didn't complain. Then, he was named the captain in Tests and they removed him there as well. Again, he didn't complain,” he further added.