Hasan Ali comes up with a cryptic tweet after PCB axed him from central contracts; deletes it later
Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan's coach cum selector said that it was the right step to remove Hasan Ali from the list looking forward to his injuries in the past year.
Updated - May 14, 2020 12:18 pm
On Wednesday, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced their new list of central contracts for 2020-21 season. They took some strong steps by removing fast bowlers like Mohammad Amir, Hasan Ali and Wahab Riaz from their list. Afterwards, Hasan Ali came out with a cryptic tweet taking a dig at PCB only to delete it later.
The 25-year-old fast bowler made his international debut back in 2016. He soon left his mark on the back of his amazing performances and played a crucial role in Pakistan’s Champions Trophy triumph in 2017. But his form dipped post the tournament and it continued the same way in the 2019 World Cup too. Frequent injuries made the case worse for him and was eventually dropped from the team missing out on most of the cricket player in 2019-20.
A fan shares Hasan Ali’s deleted post
The young pacer took to his official Twitter handle and shared a still in which he can be spotted doing his trademark generator celebration. Moreover, he gave it a caption that read, “This celebration isn’t just for bowling.” The pacer probably wanted to show that he was not sad for not getting the central contract from PCB.
However, he soon deleted his post from the social media platform. But, until then a fan had already taken a screenshot of the same and shared it on Twitter.
Here is the post:
Hassan Ali deleted tweet🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/NCZ818zZj8
— Zain🇵🇰 (@Zayn_020) May 13, 2020
Earlier, Misbah-ul-Haq, Pakistan’s coach cum selector had explained the reason for removing Hasan Ali from the contracted players’ list. He also added that Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz are still in contention to play for Pakistan but weren’t awarded a contract as they retired from Test cricket.
“The selectors have made the tough decisions to leave out Amir, Hasan and Wahab but considering Hasan missed most of the season due to an injury and Amir and Wahab decided to focus on white-ball cricket, this was the right move.
“However, Amir and Wahab are senior and experienced bowlers and they remain in contention as we believe they can still contribute to the Pakistan men’s cricket team and also mentor our young battery of fast bowlers,” said Misbah in a press release issued by the PCB.