Turkish TV show ‘Ertugrul’ has become an unlikely motivator for the Pakistan team for the must-win third Test clash against England, said Pakistani skipper Azhar Ali on Thursday.
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.
“I think there is no player who is not watching Ertugrul,” Azhar said in his eve of match press conference.
“It’s tough to lift the side after losing a winning match but we have done well to lift ourselves and will do our best to level the series by winning this Test.”
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.