Derby: Inform Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali thinks that his performances in the domestic season 2020/21 are behind his successful comeback in international cricket.
The 26-year-old Hasan talked to pcb.com.pk and thanked his wife Samiya Arzoo and veteran cricketers during his tough period.
“It has never been easy for a fast bowler to comeback after a back injury but I want to thank my wife, family, Shoaib Malik and Shahid Afridi who kept my motivated and focused on cricket,” Hasan said.
“Nothing is impossible in life, if we believe in ourselves and work hard, we can achieve desired results and I am an example of it.”
Hasan toot 43 wickets in nine matches at 20.07, and scored 273 runs at 24.82, with two half-centuries and one century in Quaid-e-Azam (QeA) 2020/21.
“The performances in domestic season helped me regain confidence which later helped me to perform in international cricket again.”
“I always prefer fearless cricket but featuring first class cricket helped me a lot. Performing well in those nine matches of Quaid-e-Azam trophy 2020-21 has given a sheer confidence to me gear up for a successful international comeback.”
Pakistan is on the tour to England where they will feature in three ODI matches starting from 8 July which are part of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League. They will also feature in three-match T20I series. Hasan termed England’s ODI series very important and he enjoys bowling in those conditions.
“The white-ball series against England is very important for us, as England are the World Champions in ODIs and are also the top ranked side in T20I. England has been always lucky to me, as I have my great memories from England tour in the past, winning ICC Champions Trophy in 2017 in England is on top of it.”
It must be noted that Hasan is the top wicket-taker this year with 40 wickets. India’s Ravichandran Ashwin on second spot with 38 wickets.