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WATCH: Pakistan Pacer Hasan Ali Says “I Love India” To Fan
By SMCS - Sep 1, 2022 11:19 am
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Team India got their Asia Cup campaign off to a winning start as the Indian side defeated arch-rivals Pakistan by 5 wickets in a Group A match in Dubai. Despite the rivalry between them, players from both camps were seen having a laugh and chatting with each other, after the game. However, during Pakistan’s recent training session, Pakistan pacer Hassan Ali interacted with an Indian fan, who also clicked pictures with the star pace bowler.

Hasan Ali
Hasan Ali

In a video posted on Youtube by paktv.tv, Hassan can also be heard saying, “I love India” when the fan told him that Hassan himself had a big fan following in India as well. However, Hassan was named as a replacement for injured Pakistan pacer Mohammad Wasim Jr. However, he was not been selected in the playing XI for the game against India.

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However, after the game, Pakistan captain, Babar Azam said: “The way we started (with the ball), was great. We were about 10-15 runs short. Bowlers did really well to make a match of this. Our tail did step up a bit to add those handy runs. Thought was to take the game deep (and hold back Nawaz’s last over). Idea was to create pressure but Hardik finished well. He (Naseem) is a very young bowler but bowled so well, and showed so much aggression.”

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Meanwhile, the star of the match, Hardik Pandya said: “In bowling, it’s important to assess the situations and use your weapons. For me, bowling short and the hard lengths have been my strengths. It’s about using them well and asking the right questions to make the batters commit a mistake. In a chase like this, you always plan over-by-over. I always knew that there is one young bowler and also one left-arm spinner. We only needed 7 off the last over but even if we needed 15, I’d have fancied myself. I know the bowler is under more pressure than me in the 20th over. I try to keep things simple.”

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