Hasan opts to play on after resolving family matter

Published June 15, 2021
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. — Photo courtesy Twitter/File
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. — Photo courtesy Twitter/File

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

Opinion

Sialkot speaks
31 Jul 2021

Sialkot speaks

The PML-N leadership is shell-shocked. A drubbing by the PTI in Sialkot? In the heart of Sharif territory?
Who messed up Afghanistan?
Updated 31 Jul 2021

Who messed up Afghanistan?

Russia and USA are squarely responsible for Afghanistan’s tragedy but Pakistan is certainly not innocent.

Editorial

China-Taliban meeting
Updated 31 Jul 2021

China-Taliban meeting

WITH the government in Kabul appearing to stand on very fragile foundations, and as the clock ticks down to the ...
31 Jul 2021

Outages in Makran

IT is no surprise that people in Balochistan’s Makran Division have of late taken to the streets to protest in the...
31 Jul 2021

Reduction in polio cases

AFTER the long and tedious efforts of those running the national polio programme, there are signs that Pakistan ...
30 Jul 2021

Judge’s elevation

A CONTROVERSY roiling the legal fraternity for a few weeks has come to a head. It was precipitated by the Judicial...
PTI’s Sialkot win
30 Jul 2021

PTI’s Sialkot win

The PML-N’s internal duality is a particularly acute factor that is dragging down the party in electoral contests.
30 Jul 2021

Attack on Chinese

AN attack targeting two Chinese nationals in Karachi on Wednesday should put the security apparatus on alert in ...