Pakistan pace bowler Hassan Ali has on Monday (July 26) revealed his love for batting and said wants to become an all-rounder in all three formats of the game and for which he is putting in extra yards in the nets to improve his power-hitting qualities.
The bowler also said he is inspired by Pakistan legends like Wasim Akram, Abdul Razzaq, and Azhar Mahmood and wants to contribute consistently with both bat and ball for his team.
Hassan stated, “I want to see myself as an all-rounder in all three formats and I am putting in extra yards in the nets. I want to be a batsman who contributes consistently to the team. I am inspired by Wasim Akram, Abdul Razzaq, and Azhar Mahmood and want to contribute in crucial times for my team.”
He further added, “I usually get to bat in death overs in T20Is and the only option I have at that point is to hit the ball hard. I am working to improve my power-hitting in the practice sessions and learning how to score more and more runs against Yorkers, bouncers, and slower deliveries.”
As he is gearing up for the upcoming four-match T20I series and two-Test series in the West Indies, Hassan is keen to deliver his best having practiced different deliveries in the nets while saying the T20 cricket is all about variations and a good bowler should have command on bowling different variations.
Ali signed off by saying, “I have been practicing different deliveries in the nets and am very keen to do better in the upcoming series against the West Indies. I believe in giving everything for the team once I step on the field whether it is by taking a wicket or hitting the ball out of the park.”
Injuries had kept Hasan out of international cricket for nearly 18 months after the World Cup 2019 but since returning to the Pakistan team he has already snared five wickets in an innings five times.
(With PTI Inputs)