Hassan Ali has become the most prolific bowler of the year after he picked up 3-22 helping Pakistan to win the match against Bangladesh.
Ali become the player to take the most number of international wickets in 2021 — including Tests, T20Is, and ODIs — as he reached the mark of 64 after he picked up 3-22, helping Pakistan restrict Bangladesh to 127-7
This year, Hassan’s total international wickets in Test, ODI and T20 format has reached 64. Shaheen Shah Afridi has so far taken 62 wickets while Sri Lankan Dashmantha Chamira and Proteas Tabriz Shamsi have taken 50 and 50 wickets.
Hasan Ali bowled tremendously during Pakistan’s first T20 international of their three-match series against Bangladesh in Dhaka on Friday, which the Men In Green won by four wickets. The pacer, who looked out of form in the T20 World Cup, made a good comeback in Bangladesh and sent 3 batsmen of the host team to the pavilion and was declared the man of the match.
It seems that even the technical team at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium were impressed. So much so that they ended up making an error while recording his bowling speed, reporting it as 219kph.
Pakistani pacing legend Shoaib Akhtar holds the record for bowling the fastest ball at 161.3 kph and it is next to impossible to bowl at a speed of 219kph.