Jumping For Joy: Pakistan Graduate Replicates Hasan Ali’s Wicket-Taking Celebration On Podium
A video has gone viral on the internet which showed a graduate student from Pakistan replicate his national hero and fast bowler Hasan Ali’s wicket-taking celebration on the podium, before receiving his degree certificate for what he would have had fought hard like the 23-year-old Mandi Bahauddin-born wily customer did with the ball in the major event. (Read Here: Watch: Sarfraz Ahmed Sings ‘Mauka Mauka’ After Leading His Team To Champions Trophy Glory).
The fast bowling sensation from Pakistan, Hasan Ali, who has become a sort of household name after his brilliance with the ball, in the recently concluded ICC Champions Trophy – to help his side to lift the maiden title, was the leading wicket taker in one of the major 50-over tournaments in England and Wales in June, this year.
Interestingly, the world cricket governing body International Cricket Council’s (ICC) official Twitter handle has uploaded the 11-second video which has revealed the signature movement of Ali performed by a student in front of his professors and classmates which further witnessed the applause from the gathering.
Showing class with the ball and taking a giant leap, Ali has bagged 13 wickets in the tournament which further saw him claiming three wickets after conceding 19 in the Champions Trophy final against India at The Oval on June 18.
While grabbing the headlines for his epic celebration, Ali, who has become a popular face across the cricketing globe.
At such a young age, Ali was hailed by cricketing stalwarts for showing enough maturity while bowling with such immaculate line and the length against quality batsmen in the ICC Champions Trophy matches.
Ali, who has been part of Pakistan Super League franchise Peshawar Zalmi, played a pivotal role while donning the national jersey since 2016.
After making his debut against Ireland in August, last year at Dublin, Ali has played 21 One-day Internationals, in which he has bagged 42 wickets at an impressive average of 22.66. He has two five-wicket hauls to his name in the 50-over format.
Moreover, in seven Twenty20 Internationals, Ali has bagged 10 wickets at an average of 19.70. In his solitary Test against West Indies at Roseau, the pacer has claimed three wickets after conceding 55 runs.
— ICC (@ICC) July 14, 2017
— Taimoor Zaman (@taimoorze) July 13, 2017
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