ABU DHABI: Hasan Ali became the quickest Pakistani bowler to grab 50 one-day international wickets, Samaa reported.
Hasan Ali, who played his 24th ODI in Abu Dhabi broke the record of Waqar Younis.
Younis had accomplished the feat of grabbing 50 ODI wickets in 27 matches.
He grabbed five wickets in the third one-day international of the ongoing series against Sri Lanka on Wednesday to achieve the feat.
Hasan Ali dedicated the achievement to former Pakistani fast bowler and head coach of the team.
— Hasan Ali (@RealHa55an) October 18, 2017
Younis replied with, “Keep up the good work boy…You have to break many more records.”
— waqar younis (@waqyounis99) October 19, 2017
Hasan Ali – in an interview earlier – said, “I enjoyed watching Vicky bhai (Waqar Younis) growing up and loved fast bowling from my young days. I followed Vicky bhai a lot, his aggression, his bowling. In fact, when I watch a spell of his bowling, I get the feeling he had when he was bowling, experience the similar kind of happiness, and I get the confidence.”
He also said, “Watching him swing the ball, both conventional and reverse, teaches you a lot.”