Hasan Ali - Professional Pakistani Bowler
Hasan Ali is a Pakistani cricketer who defends the national team’s colors and represents the Central Punjab and the Islamabad United. One of the best athletes of the Pakistani cricket school in ODI format signed a long-term contract with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). He is a participant and winner of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy tournament. As a result, he was recognized as a player in the series.
Hasan Ali: home career
Ali is considered one of the most popular athletes in his country at the moment, which is entirely the result of his hard work. The athlete was born in an ordinary Pakistani family in the city of Punjab. Father Abdul Aziz Malhi encouraged his son’s attraction to cricket from childhood, so he enrolled the son in a specialized section. He gradually began to master the basics of the game. There, the future bowler met his friend Ata-ur-Rehman, whom he still calls his second mentor.
Hasan has shown quality cricket at the junior level. His moment of glory came on the Pakistani ODI Tour of England in 2016, after which play against Ireland allowed him to gain a foothold in the squad.
He began his professional career at the local club Sialkot, having received an excellent opportunity to prove himself in the first-class. His debut game against the Lahore Ravi in 2013 immediately drew attention to the gifted bowler. Despite this, Ali did not stop progressing, gaining 17 points in 7 games, which averaged a batting average of 17.05. These indicators improved day by day, opening the doors of the qualifying stage for the national team.
The athlete also played in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) in 2016 and the ranks of the Peshawar Zalmi under the leadership of Shahid Afridi in 2017. The debut year could not be called successful, but the second attempt turned out to be fantastic: the Zalmi won PSL 2017 for the first time in the club’s history, which automatically increased interest in the expert bowler Ali Hasan.
The main goal of the Pakistani has always been self-development, so after national success, he went to conquer other regions – the Caribbean, West Indies, Bangladesh. At the same time, he was always expected in his homeland, where he remained the main star of the national team, playing according to the “troika of left-arm seamers” scheme, ideally suited for Ali himself.
Hasan Ali: international career
The international debut at ODI took place in 2016. In early August, Ali learned that he was included in the squad for the matches against England and Ireland. He entered the field for the first time in the national team on August 18.
Hasan was called up for the Test Series against the West Indies cricket team in April 2017, where the player entered the field in the third match. The Team Pakistan beat their most important opponent India by 180 runs for the first time in June 2017. This victory could not have been imagined without Ali, who was later named the tournament player by taking 13 wickets. By the way, this achievement also allowed him to become the owner of the Golden Ball, standing on a par with the leading Jamaican player Jerome Taylor.
He became the fastest Pakistani bowler to reach 50 wickets in the ODI against Sri Lanka in October 2017. In the same month, he topped the ICC’s ODI rankings, making him the third-fastest bowler to do so (426 days after his debut).
In general, Ali Hasan has created an excellent image for himself at international competitions among colleagues and spectators and judges who are ready to support him in a controversial situation.
Hasan Ali: achievements
Ali is one of the most successful Pakistani players. Moreover, there are many records and achievements on his account that confirm this fact.
- The Man of the Tournament award for Pakistan’s stunning victory in the 2017 Champions Trophy;
- The player of the tournament award for a successful ODI debut in 2017. Then Ali managed to close 50 wickets, thus taking 1st place in the ICC’s ODI rankings;
- received the title of Emerging Player of the Year 2017 according to the Pakistan cricket board due to the largest number of gates he closed (45).
At the moment, Hasan is only 26 years old, so all opportunities are open to set new and census old records.
Hasan Ali: personal life
According to the monitoring, Ali is neutral towards social networks. His Instagram page has only 421 thousand subscribers, which does not correspond to his status. Even though fans follow him around the world, the athlete only has 228 posts. Almost all updates are related to cricket, the Pakistani team and homeland.
True, this does not affect Hasan’s love of luxury life at all. The cricketer supports the top brands, which he welcomes in his wardrobe.
He promotes a healthy lifestyle and is an ambassador for various social projects, particularly those related to breast cancer.
Ali is very popular in his homeland, but he is not yet included in the top paid athletes. Analyst bureaus estimate that his income falls into the “C” category, approximately $ 350,000 a month. Despite this, the bowler skillfully manages his assets, investing in real estate and securities. So Hasan owns over a million dollars in Mueller Water Products. Although, until now, the main part of the player’s income comes from his sports craft.