Archive photo of Pakistani pacesetter Hasan Ali.© Twitter
Hasan Ali is an entertaining character on the pitch. The celebration of the star pacer of the Pakistan cricket team after taking a wicket is a pretty sight. Now his hilarious response to a failed call is making headlines. During an intra-squad match at Pindi Stadium, Hasan Ali unsuccessfully appealed an LBW decision against a rival batter. Then Hasan Ali is seen moving towards the referee and holding his hand in an attempt to raise his finger. It was a light moment and everyone present was amused.
Watch: Hasan Ali tries to raise the referee’s finger
After the intra-squad match, Pakistan will travel to Sri Lanka next month for a Test series.
Meanwhile, in the latest ICC ranking, Pakistani skipper Babar Azam has kept his top bill in T20Is, breaking a new record set by former Indian captain Virat Kohli as a result.
Babar now tops the T20I ranking for maximum period, surpassing Kohli’s record of 1013 days.
“The Pakistani skipper is currently rated the No. 1 batter in T20Is and ODIs and has recently suggested that he would like to try and claim top billing across all three formats of the game,” the ICC said in its report.
Babar’s teammate and last year’s ICC T20I Player of the Year Mohammad Rizwan is second in the ranking.
The only Indian in the top 10 is Ishan Kishan, who is in 7th place. Kishan broke into the top 10 after his good showing in the home series against South Africa and had a decent performance in the first T20I against Ireland.
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