2016, a young bowler from Gujranwala was included in the inaugural PSL draft who later was picked by Peshawar Zalmi to play among some big names in Cricket as an emerging player. 730 days later, the very same talented player is doing wonders wearing the green jersey and already made his nation proud by leaving a Pakistani Legend behind in Waqar Younis becoming the fastest Pakistani to 50 ODI wickets which has also helped him climb on top of the mountain and be ranked as the number 1 ODI bowler in the world.
Hasan Ali was fortunate enough to be backed with a very supportive elder brother Ata-Ur-Rahman, a District Level Cricketer himself who identified his potential when he first had a look at this bowling and then left no stones unturned to make him a perfect Cricketer. from arranging a pitch to be made within the very boundaries of their house to building a gym alongside the pitch to ensure Hasan remained in peak physical condition.
Ever since his debut in International Cricket, this young lad has always looked energetic, Aggressive and loved to go for the kill everytime he was given the ball in his hand. All these qualities had to lead to something very big and now He is Man of the Tournament award winner (ICC Champions Trophy 2017), fastest Pakistani to 50 ODI wickets and the current best one day bowler in the world.
Pure hardwork and dedication has also been one of the reason behind him dominating the One Day format. Practicing eight hours everyday, first four hours for physical fitness and next four hours working on his bowling. Although the main credit cannot be taken away from Ata-Ur-Rehman who acknowledged Hasan’s talent and provided facilities like arranging a pitch in the backyard, appointing a coach to groom Hasan Ali. In short, without his elder brother’s support Pakistani fans would not have been able to see this magnificent talent in Cricket.