KARACHI: As former top-ranked ODI bowler Hasan Ali turned 28 on Saturday, the cricket fraternity rallied to shower their heartfelt wishes on the Pakistani pacer.
Hasan, who played a key role in Pakistan’s Champions Trophy triumph in 2017 by taking 13 wickets in the global tournament and earning the title of Player of the Tournament, is celebrating his 28th birthday today.
On his special day, several fellow cricketers took to their Twitter handles and wished the pacer on his birthday by sharing heartfelt messages.
Former Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed took to his Twitter and wrote, “Happy birthday Guddo. Always be happy and a lot of prayers for you.”
— Sarfaraz Ahmed (@SarfarazA_54) July 2, 2022
Hasan’s left-arm counterpart and his Champions Trophy teammate Rumman Raees heaped praises on the former’s bowling abilities and wished him well for his future.
“Have seen you taking away the forms of many big batsmen with jaffa of deliveries, wishing you a very happy birthday and upcoming career for Pakistan needs you. Happy birthday [Hasan Ali],” he wrote.
Have seen you taking away the forms of many big batsmen with jaffa of deliveries, wishing you a very happy birthday and upcoming career for Pakistan needs you. Happy birthday @RealHa55an 👏 pic.twitter.com/r7BwtdyT0Y
— Rumman Raees (@rummanraees15) July 2, 2022
Hasan’s best friend Shadab Khan also shared a heartfelt note on his Twitter to wish the former on his special day and termed him a sincere friend.
“Find yourself a friend as sincere as Hasan, a teammate as passionate as Hasan. Happy birthday [Hasan]. Love you bhai,” Shadab wrote.
— Shadab Khan (@76Shadabkhan) July 2, 2022
World No.2 ODI batter Imam-ul-Haq also shared his picture with Hasan and wished the latter on his 28th birthday.
“Happy Birthday Hasan. May you always be very happy, healthy, and successful. Love you Hassu.” Imam wrote.
— Imam Ul Haq (@ImamUlHaq12) July 2, 2022
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), on the other hand, shared a compilation video of Hasan’s all-round performance from South Africa’s historic tour to the country in 2021.
🇵🇰 19 Tests, 60 ODIs and 49 T20Is
☝️ 225 wickets in international cricket
🥇 Player of the Tournament in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy
🌟 Fastest to 50 ODI wickets for Pakistan
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) July 2, 2022
It is pertinent to mention here that Hasan has represented Pakistan in 128 matches and claimed 225 wickets. He was also the quickest to 50 ODI wickets for Pakistan.