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Pakistan speedster Hasan Ali said he was determined to make a comeback to the national team “so that the world will remember [me]”.
Hasan suffered injuries to his groin, back and ribs and even lost his central contract.
However, he made his comeback from recurring back injuries in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, where he captained Central Punjab.
He 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 this year’s Quaid-e-Azam Trophy.
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.
Hasan’s efforts earned him a recall to the Pakistan team, where he has excelled with the ball.
Most recently, he took a five-for in the first Test against Zimbabwe, which Pakistan won by an innings and 116 runs.
In fact, Hasan has taken 19 wickets in his last two Tests, which includes three five-wicket hauls.
“I had one aim and that was to make a comeback so that the world will remember [me]. I had a lot to prove on my fitness and performances for my comeback. I did well and carried on the same performance in international cricket. It was the hard work that paid off,” Hasan was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.