ABU DHABI: Islamabad United fast bowler Hasan Ali has decided to stay for the rest of the HBL Pakistan Super League after resolving an undisclosed family matter.
Hasan was due to fly back home on Sunday, but will now remain in Abu Dhabi and complete franchise-based Twenty20 competition.
“I was going through a personal family issue, which has been resolved thanks to my wonderful wife,” Hasan said in a team statement on Monday. “She assured me she will take care of it and wants me to concentrate on my cricket and my career. Hats off to such a wonderful partner. She has always stood by me through the hardest times and after consulting with her, I have decided to stay on with Islamabad United for the remainder of the PSL 6.
Hasan missed Islamabad’s stunning 28-run win over Lahore Qalandars on Sunday after his team was reeling at 20-5 at one stage.
The win lifted two-time champions Islamabad United to the top of the table with 10 points on net run-rate. Hasan has taken 10 wickets in the competition and is the side’s top strike bowler.
“It is fortunate for us that Hasan will be available for us through the rest of the tournament,” Islamabad United team owner Ali Naqvi said. “But more importantly were happy that whatever issues there were have been resolved. We wish the very best to Hasan in every aspect of his life.”
Published in Dawn, June 15th, 2021