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Pakistani Pacer Hasan Ali opens up on dropped catch in T20 World Cup 2021- ‘Didn’t sleep for 2 days’



Pakistani Pacer Hasan Ali opens up on dropped catch in T20 World Cup 2021- 'Didn't sleep for 2 days'

Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali has revealed that he could not sleep for two days after dropping Matthew Wade’s catch in the semifinal match against Australia.

He also faced the toughest moment of his career so far. Hasan dropped a simple catch of Wade off Shaheen Afridi’s bowling in the penultimate over.

Australian wicket-keeper Matthew Wade had slammed the left-hand pacer Shaheen Afridi for three consecutive sixes to knock Pakistan out of T20 World Cup 2022.

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“It was the toughest moment of my career so far and it is very difficult to forget these things quickly. Of course, as a professional, you have to move on. Honestly, I haven’t revealed this to anyone until now but I didn’t sleep for two days. My wife was with me and she was tense as I was not sleeping.”

“I was quiet and sitting at the side as the dropped catch was appearing in my mind continuously but while traveling to Bangladesh I told myself that I should move on. In Bangladesh, I took 500 catches in three days and also worked on the no ball issue. I want to keep improving and contributing in team wins.”

Hasan Ali -‘I was crying and so was Shaheen’

He revealed that both him and Afridi, who was taken apart by Wade, burst into tears. He said:

“All my teammates are aware of how I approach the games and that I don’t take the matches lightly. I prepare well and I always try to perform for Pakistan. I give my 120 percent. After the match, I was crying and so was Shaheen; it was an extremely sad moment.”

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“You must have seen that during the match Shoaib bhai (Malik) came to me. He told me that you are a tiger and that I shouldn’t fall. The players backed me a lot. In addition to that, I also received a lot of support on social media which helped me ease through the pain.”

(With Input From Sportskeeda)