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Pakistan captain Babar Azam has praised pace bowler Hasan Ali for his good game awareness and strong character.
His comments come after Hasan enjoyed a triumphant international comeback in the recent 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.
Babar Azam "Hassan Ali's comeback after one year, showed a lot of character. It was outstanding from Hassan because he has game-awareness and he took full advantage of the experience he has of playing here" #PAKvsSA #Cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) February 8, 2021
“Hasan Ali’s comeback after one year showed a lot of character. It was outstanding from Hasan because he has game awareness and he took full advantage of the experience he has of playing here,” Azam was quoted as saying by Saj Sadiq 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.