ICC hilariously trolled Hasan Ali on Twitter. Photo: ICC Twitter
Even though Hasan Ali didn’t make a memorable return to international cricket, the ICC made Pakistan pacer the talk of the town by hilariously trolling him on Twitter. Hasan, who scored 21 in Pakistan’s 1st innings of the opening Test against South Africa, was dismissed by Kagiso Rabada to become his 200th Test scalp.
While many lauded Hasan for his contribution, the ICC made fun of the pacer and shared a hilarious meme on Twitter. In the first pic of ICC’s post, it looks like the batsman has successfully completed a pull shot while in the second pic, he can be seen losing his wicket.
The ICC’s post has drawn mixed reactions so far. While Pakistan’s fans are questioning the apex board, others are even lauding the board for the sense of humour. Check out some funny reactions to the ICC’s post –
Talking of the game, Pakistan chased down the target of 88 on the 4th day to go 1-0 up in the two-match Test series. Batting first, South Africa were dismissed for 220 on the opening day. Pakistan also had a poor start and lost four wickets for just 27 runs. Courtesy a ton from Fawad Alam and vital contributions from tailenders, Pakistan finished at 378, gaining a lead of 158 runs. Hasan scored 21 off 33.
SA made comeback in the second innings but lost three crucial wickets towards the end of day 3. They were bowled out for 245, asking Pakistan to chase 88 in the final innings.
Pakistan also suffered a scare when they lost 2 wickets for 23 but eased past the chase at the loss of 3 wickets. The second Test of the series kicks off on February 4. The two teams are also scheduled to play a 3-match T20I series.