Right-arm pacer Hasan Ali credited the Pakistan Super League (PSL) for bringing revolutionary changes to his life within three years.
“PSL is something which changed my life completely. Before PSL, nobody had known me but now the things have been changed for me,” said Hasan while talking to the HBL PSL 2019 website.
Known for his generator style wicket-taking celebration, Hasan said that he is proud of becoming the first product of the only cricketing league of Pakistan.
“I am glad to be the first product of the PSL. Along with me Faheem Ashraf, Shadab Khan and a couple of more youngsters made the most of this opportunity,” he said.
Hasan described his struggle of transforming from a young bowler to a mature pacer for his team and thanked his fans for showing faith in him.
“When I first played the PSL, I was frightened and nervous but by the time I felt the change in myself,” said Hasan who recalled his first appearance before the media in the first edition of the PSL in 2016.
The right-arm pacer thanked his elder brother who has played an important role in his success. “My elder brother has great importance in my career so far,” said Hasan who took four wickets in his last match against Lahore Qalandars in the ongoing season of the PSL.
It is pertinent to mention here that in 2013, Hasan made his first-class debut for Sialkot against Lahore. He took five wickets and scored 27 runs in his team’s innings win over the opponent.
Hasan made his ODI debut against Ireland in August in 2016. He was the leading wicket-taker in 2017 including the 13 wickets in Pakistan’s ICC Champions Trophy triumph.
He became the joint-third fastest bowler to claim 50 ODI wickets with the mark achieved in 23 matches, the same number as Australian icon Dennis Lillee and four games fewer than legendary Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis.