Pakistan Cricket witnessed a ‘gem’ around 2017 that represented revealing and promising performances on and off. Gaining limelight from the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Hasan Ali, the right-arm medium-fast bowler, later stepped into international cricket, following his place in the big event, the ICC Champions Trophy 2017.
Hasan was named player of the tournament after he bowled Pakistan to bag their maiden ICC Champions Trophy title at the Oval. During the tournament, he bagged 13 wickets inspiringly featuring the nation in five games.
In contrast, he had a horrendous showcase during another ICC event, the ODI World Cup 2019, where he conceded six runs per over in every game and returning with only two wickets.
His form, which just bloomed and bloomed, unfortunately, felt massive disturbance as a consequence of back-to-back injuries eventually pulling him out of the national squad.
He tried to return to the track with impressive bowling figures in the PSL 2019 but another injury around his marriage forced him to stay away from the national team for more than a year.
He, finally being determinant to the game, became part of the domestic arena working with experienced coaches at the National High-Performance Center (NHPC) before reappearing on an international level.
Hasan came up with a couple of considerable records during the tenure with his aim to make an ‘appealing comeback’ for the team that will be remembered forever.
Finally returning to the national team a few months back, Hasan has proved his worth. Not only with the bowling, but has proved himself as the match-winner on several occasions for Pakistan with terrific and explosive batting whilst much need.
Undoubtedly, it marks the rise of Hasan Ali with a hard climb up after the Champions Trophy 2017 as he keeps on stepping on towards the plethora of Pakistan’s greatest fast bowlers now with every game he plays.
As his career seemed down and dusted, Pakistan started celebrating their new fast bowlers. As it is said, there is no way back but Hasan Ali proved the statement wrong. He ascertained his domestic performances as the reason to mark a notoriety comeback in Pakistan National Team.
After being named in the squad vs South Africa, he was playing a Test match weeks after the QeAT final – not looking back, he showed extraordinary performances since then that now owe him four five-wicket hauls in four Tests played this year.
Later, after not being much impressive in the ODIs since his huge comeback, he contributed with both; the bat and the bowl, for his team, Islamabad United, hauling it to the playoffs with consolidated efforts.
Now, as the men in green are underway their tours to England and West Indies, Hasan is seeking to pull out the most from the current series as the country has granted him the most statically.
As Pak vs Eng 2nd ODI commences, he has once again certified himself as a match-winner removing a pile of English batters, ascertaining another five-fer, this time in an ODI – Revenging the opening game for his nation, Pakistan, as they got humiliated in all departs.
Pakistan bowl out England for 247!
— ICC (@ICC) July 10, 2021
It is the return of Original ‘Hasan Ali’ from the Champions Trophy 2017 with many performances yet left to witness.
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