RAWALPINDI: National team’s pacer Hasan Ali said that he was disappointed with the resignations of Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis that too before the T20 World Cup.
Speaking to reporters via an online link, Hasan said it was a personal decision by Misbah and Waqar but it wasn’t ideal before the mega event.
“I was disappointed, to be honest, as they left just before the T20 World Cup. It was their personal decision so I don’t want to go into details but yes it was disappointing,” he said.
“Wicki Bhai has always been the inspiration for me and I started bowling after watching him. So, it was an honor for me to share the dressing room with him and learn as much as I could. And, I wish both of them the best of luck for their future endeavors,” he added.
ODI series against NZ
Hasan believes that all the teams are equally competent once they enter the ground. “You can’t take any time lightly. I believe that every team is equal when you go into the ground,” he said.
“We are preparing for the series strongly and I hope we manage to pull off a series victory against them,” he expressed.
T20 World Cup
Hasan refused to comment on the announced T20 World Cup squad as he thinks it is not his domain.
“It’s not my domain to comment on the team’s selection. Selectors must have selected the team according to the requirement,” he stated.
“I can only say that believe in this team as these players keep the ability to win matches for Pakistan any day,” he maintained.
Talking about their match against India, the pacer said they always want to win the match against India just like their fans.