Pakistan’s pacer Hassan Ali recently got a haircut after carrying long locks in the T20 World Cup 2021.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) posted two photos of him in which his transformation can be seen. “T20Is to Tests,” PCB wrote as caption.
Hassan Ali received criticism in the T20 World Cup as he was unable to perform well in the mega event. The pacer, with a comeback performance in the first T20I match against Bangladesh, took three wickets while giving just 22 runs in his four overs and bagged Player of the Match award.
He dedicated his Player of the Match award to the fans who supported him through thick and thin.
“I admit that fans were expecting top-notch performance from me in the World Cup T20,” he said. “Despite my efforts, I failed to put up a decent show. Sometimes in cricket, you cannot showcase your best efforts. I was struggling a bit with no balls and that was the reason I conceded too many runs and was not taking wickets,” adding that his hard work is paying off. “I dedicate this award to the fans who stayed behind me during tough times.”
Meanwhile, during the ongoing Test match against Bangladesh, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Ali, Sajid Khan and Faheem Ashraf took a wicket each.
Bangladesh scored 253 for four after they had been reduced to 49 for four on day one of the first Test against Pakistan at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium. The play was suspended in the latter half of the evening session because of fading light as 85 overs were bowled and the second days play will begin 11 minutes before the scheduled start to make up for the lost time.