Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali presented with Lancashire County Cap

"I hope this isn't the last we see of you [Hasan Ali], and we'd love to have you back in the future," said James Anderson

By Web Desk
May 19, 2022
James Anderson (L) and Hasan Ali (R) — Lancashire Twitter

LONDON: Pakistani pacer Hasan Ali, who is representing Lancashire County Cricket Club in the ongoing County Championship 2022, has been awarded Lancashire County Cap after his outstanding stint with the side in the tournament.

Before Lancashire's County Championship match against Essex at Old Trafford, Hasan received his County Cap from James Anderson after a speech from Director of Cricket Performance Mark Chilton.

"I know you have not been for a great length of time, but you've had a significant impact on and off the field. Coaches and managers have spoken, and we think that we would be honoured if you would accept our County Cap to go alongside our fantastic overseas players that we've had," said Chilton.

Chilton asked Anderson to present the cap to Hasan, and the veteran English bowler said: "On behalf of the players, Hassan, I want to say thank you for your efforts during your time with the Club.

"You haven't been here very long, but you've had a huge impact and played some match winning performances. I know this is your last week, so let's go out on a high and send you send you off with a win and some more wickets.

"I hope this isn't the last we see of you, we'd love to have you back in the future."

With one encounter remaining in his overseas stint with Lancashire, Hasan has taken 24 wickets at an average of 17.5 and is presently the leading wicket taker in Division One.