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“I will definitely play” – Pakistani pacer desparate to play in the Indian Premier League after World Cup 2023

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Pakistan’s fast bowler, Hasan Ali, has expressed his keen interest in participating in the prestigious Indian Premier League (IPL), marking a potential end to the prolonged absence of Pakistani players from the league since 2009 due to political tensions between India and Pakistan. 

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Notable Pakistani cricketers, including Shoaib Akhtar and Sohail Tanvir, had participated in the IPL’s inaugural edition in 2008.

Ali’s desire to join the IPL comes on the heels of an impressive performance in the World Cup 2023 held in India, where he secured nine wickets in six matches with an outstanding average of 6.29, including a notable four-wicket haul. 

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His return to One Day Internationals (ODI) during the World Cup was a comeback following an injury replacement for Naseem Shah.

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Having showcased his skills in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) with teams like Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United, Hasan Ali stands as the second-highest wicket-taker in the league’s history, trailing only behind Wahab Riaz. 

With 94 wickets from 72 matches, he is on the cusp of a significant milestone, aiming to become the second bowler in PSL history to achieve 100 or more wickets.

“Every player wants to play IPL and it is my wish to play there. It is one of the biggest leagues in the world and I will definitely play there if there is an opportunity in the future,” Hasan Ali said during a conversation on Samaa TV.

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Pakistan’s fast bowler, Hasan Ali, has expressed his keen interest in participating in the prestigious Indian Premier League (IPL), marking a potential end to the prolonged absence of Pakistani players from the league since 2009 due to political tensions between India and Pakistan.

Notable Pakistani cricketers, including Shoaib Akhtar and Sohail Tanvir, had participated in the IPL’s inaugural edition in 2008.

Ali’s desire to join the IPL comes on the heels of an impressive performance in the World Cup 2023 held in India, where he secured nine wickets in six matches with an outstanding average of 6.29, including a notable four-wicket haul.

His return to One Day Internationals (ODI) during the World Cup was a comeback following an injury replacement for Naseem Shah.

Having showcased his skills in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) with teams like Peshawar Zalmi and Islamabad United, Hasan Ali stands as the second-highest wicket-taker in the league’s history, trailing only behind Wahab Riaz.

With 94 wickets from 72 matches, he is on the cusp of a significant milestone, aiming to become the second bowler in PSL history to achieve 100 or more wickets.

“Every player wants to play IPL and it is my wish to play there. It is one of the biggest leagues in the world and I will definitely play there if there is an opportunity in the future,” Hasan Ali said during a conversation on Samaa TV.