- Hasan Ali equals the record of compatriots Imran Khan and Waqar Younis
- Pacer Hasan Ali won the 5-wicket haul in Test cricket for the 5th time in the year 2021.
- Hasan Ali’s performance in T20 World Cup 2021 was nothing special
Pakistan fast bowler Hasan Ali has made a spectacular comeback in Test cricket. Two weeks ago, Hasan Ali was being abused in Pakistan for dropping the valuable catch of Matthew Wade against Australia in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2021. But the pacer made a comeback in the first innings of the first Test against Bangladesh by taking 5 wickets.
Hasan Ali did not allow Bangladesh’s lower order to stay at the crease at the Zahoor Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong. On the basis of Hassan’s sharp bowling, the host Bangladesh team could score 330 runs in the first innings. 27-year-old Hasan took 5 wickets for 51 runs in the bowling of 20.4 overs.
This is Hasan’s fifth 5 wicket haul in an innings of Test cricket this year (2021). Earlier this year, he took five-wicket haul twice against South Africa and twice against Zimbabwe.
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Equals Waqar-Imran’s record
Hasan Ali during this period also equaled the record of compatriot former captain Imran Khan and Waqar Younis for the most number of 5 wickets in a calendar year. Now Imran Khan, Waqar Younis and Hasan Ali have recorded 5 five-wicket haul records in Test cricket in a calendar year. Imran had achieved this feat in 1982, while Waqar did this feat in 1990. Hasan Ali has made this record in 2021.
Wade’s catch was dropped on Afridi’s ball
In the semi-finals of the recently concluded T20 World Cup, Australian wicketkeeper Matthew Wade was caught by Hasan Ali just before pacer Shaheen Afridi was hit for sixes and the storm that followed made Wade the hero and Ali’s account. I was getting abused. Pakistan cricket fans were not only calling Hasan Ali good and bad on social media, but were also using abusive words for his Indian-origin wife and family.
There were only 5 wickets in 5 matches
In the T20 World Cup, Hasan Ali could not do anything special as a bowler as well. Only 5 wickets were taken in 5 matches. Hasan Ali had spent 207 runs during this period.