Pakistani pacer Hasan Ali faces flak from countrymen for cheering India to win the World Cup

Pakistani cricket team is at the opposite side of scathing criticism ever since they endured a humiliating defeat to India in what was supposed to be the most exciting fixture of 2019’s ICC World Cup. Pakistani skipper, Sarfaraz was specially criticised for apperantly not taking the match seriously enough and yawning on the field. The Pakistan captain was singled out for the highest amount of trolling.

Now, it seems it is the turn of fast bowler Hasan Ali. As Indian fans rejoiced the victory on social media, the Pakistani pacer ended up cheering for the Men in Blue. A journalist had posted a tweet congratulating the Indian team and wishing for them to win the World Cup and make the nation proud. To the tweet, Ali replied, ‘Hogi ap ki dua pori congratulation’ (Translation: Your wish will be fulfilled congratulations).

However, he later deleted the tweet after receiving a lot of flak from fans, who had hoped Pakistan would be able to win the high-octane clash between the two teams.

Amid the mediocre display by the Pakistan cricketers, Hasan Ali’s forgettable performance had stood out in Manchester as he had conceded the highest amount of runs.

The right-arm speedster had conceded 84 runs in just nine overs. He took only one wicket, but a very important one, that of Rohit Sharma.

Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar was particularly unforgiving on Hasan Ali in his analysis of the game. “Hasan Ali goes to Wagah Border and jumps around to show off his energy but why can he not display the same energy for Pakistan in the World Cup?” he had asked.