Why was Hasan Ali wearing the mask while playing in Dhaka?
Recently, Sri Lankan players used masks on the field to protect themselves from smog pollution in Delhi.
Published - Dec 7, 2017 3:04 pm | Updated - Dec 7, 2017 3:04 pm
The use of the mask by the Sri Lankan players was the talking point earlier this week during the third and final Test match of the series in Delhi. The pollution levels in Delhi went dangerously high during the second day’s play when the visitors were seen wearing the masks on the field. Also, the smog played its part on that day which troubled the players. However, everyone was baffled when Hasan Ali was seen wearing the mask on the field during the game in ongoing Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
The Test match in Delhi will always be remembered as the play was interrupted frequently due to smog. Sri Lankan players were even vomiting on the field, especially the bowlers Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Gamage who went off the field while bowling. At one stage, they had only 10 fit players in the squad and their trainer was ready to field wearing the jersey.
Pollution in Dhaka as well?
While the game in Delhi had just finished on Wednesday, Hasan Ali of Comilla Victorians was spotted fielding with a mask on the same night. The game was the final round robin game of his team against Sylhet Sixers at Shere Bangla Stadium in Mirpur. Dhaka is a dense city and is not polluted like Delhi and the reason for the Pakistani bowler wearing the mask was revealed by the manager of Comilla franchise Noyon.
“Hasan Ali was suddenly attacked by asthma during the play. He even came out of the field for a while. He went back to the field after he was given medicines,” he informed according to bdcrictime. The youngster conceded 35 runs and scalped two crucial wickets for his team during the match. Comilla won the match easily by 25 runs after posting 170 runs while batting first and topped the points table comfortably going into the knockouts.