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Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria admitted that pace bowler Hasan Ali was “superb with [the] ball” in the series against South Africa.
In the two-Test series, Hasan finished as the highest wicket-taker with 12 wickets at an average of 19.66.
In fact, 10 of his 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.
What a remarkable victory by 🇵🇰Pakistan well played boys,winning after 17 years against South Africa last won in 2003,@babarazam258 becoming 5th captain in winning the Test series in his first outing as captain,@RealHa55an you were superb with ball hard-work payed off.
— Danish Kaneria (@DanishKaneria61) February 8, 2021
“What a remarkable victory by Pakistan. Well played boys, winning after 17 years against South Africa, [we] last won in 2003. Babar Azam becoming 5th captain in winning [a] Test series in his first outing as captain. Hasan Ali you were superb with [the] ball, [your] hard work [has] paid off,” Kaneria 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.