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Pakistan spinner Sajid Khan said a “star is back” after pace bowler Hasan Ali dominated during the recent series against South Africa.
In the two-Test series, he finished as the highest wicket-taker with 12 wickets at an average of 19.66.
In fact, 10 of Hasan’s 12 wickets came in the second Test, where he took five-wicket hauls in both innings.
As for the T20 series, he only played in the third match and took figures of 2-29 off his four overs before smashing an unbeaten 20 off seven balls.
Congratulations Team pakistan winning the T20 series vs South Africa 👏🏼👍🏼. @iMRizwanPak was brilliant through out the series & without any doubt deserve MOS award 👍🏼👏🏼. @mnawaz94 proved his worth as an allrounder & awarded MOM 👍🏼👏🏼. @RealHa55an 👍🏼👏🏼 Star 🌟 is back… pic.twitter.com/qC7od4NXoK
— Sajid Khan (@SajidKhan888) February 14, 2021
“Congratulations team Pakistan [on] winning the T20 series vs South Africa. Mohammad Rizwan was brilliant throughout the series and without any doubt deserved [the] MOS award. Mohammad Nawaz proved his worth as an all-rounder and awarded MOM. Hasan Ali, star is back,” Sajid said on Twitter.
The 26-year-old was recalled to the Pakistan team after starring in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, where he captained Central Punjab.
Hasan finished as the fourth-highest wicket-taker in the competition with 43 wickets in nine matches at an average of 20.06.
With the number of wickets he claimed, Hasan had the most wickets among pace bowlers in the tournament.
He also got the job done with the bat in the final against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as he smashed an unbeaten 106, which came off 61 balls and included 10 boundaries and seven sixes.
His efforts nearly helped Central Punjab defend their title, but instead, the match ended as a tie and the trophy was shared between the two teams.