“I love India” – Hasan Ali’s Reply To Indian Girl Has Won Many Hearts: Pakistan endured a tough loss to India in their opening Asia Cup 2022 game on Sunday in Dubai. Babar Azam’s side will next face underdogs Hong Kong on Friday in Sharjah.
Defending a sub-par target of 148, Pakistani bowlers stretched the game till the last over owing to bowling heroics from Naseem Shah and Mohammad Nawaz, and they even looked in the driver’s seat at one time before Ravindra Jadeja and Hardik Pandya clinched the victory for India.
The lovey-dovey show between Indian and Pakistani cricketers seen before and during the game has caught attention. The fans of both countries have also praised the opposing players; recently a die-hard Pakistani fan of Virat Kohli had claimed that he’d love to see Kohli hit a fifty against Pakistan.
Hasan Ali’s gesture for Indian lady goes viral
Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali recently was recorded screaming “I love India” when an Indian girl met him during his training session.
Both the Indian and Pakistan players are training together at the ICC Cricket Academy in Dubai. Ahead of Pakistan’s must-win contest against Hong Kong, the Men in Green conducted their training session wherein Hassan Ali came across an Indian woman waiting for him.
While walking on the periphery of the ground, someone told Hasan that he has a lot of fans in India, he immediately said, “I love India”.
He then said he’s happy to have fans from India. “India se fans toh honge hi na (Obviously there will be fans from India).”
The woman then asked for a picture together for which Hasan agreed politely. He also snapped photographs with a few others who were present there.
The video of his incident was uploaded on YouTube by paktv.tv and it has gone viral.
You can watch the video here:
Meanwhile, Hasan Ali could make a comeback to the Pakistan eleven in the match against Hong Kong. Hasan had initially been excluded from the Asia Cup 2022 squad. However, he was recalled into the setup after the injury to young pacer Mohammad Wasim; Pakistan also don’t have the services of the injured Shaheen Afridi, who has been replaced by Mohammad Hasnain.
In absence of Shaheen, and after a loss to India, Babar Azam may look to bring back Hasan in the eleven to add some experience in the bowling department, however, Hasan hasn’t been in form in the last year, the reason he was dropped in the first place.
Pakistan squad: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Asif Ali, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Hasan Ali, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Shahnawaz Dahani, Usman Qadir.