Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali has opened up about his dropped catch in last year’s T20 World Cup semi-final against Australia.
Ali dropped a simple catch of Matthew Wade, who scored 41 unbeaten runs in 17 balls, which proved instrumental in Pakistan’s defeat at the hands of Australia.
Ali has revealed that he didn't sleep for two days because of the dropped catch.
"It was the tough moment of my career and it was quite difficult for me to forget. I haven't revealed this to anyone until now but I didn't sleep for two days, my wife was with me and she was tense as I was not sleeping," said Hasan Ali while talking to Cricket Pakistan.
"I was quiet and sitting at the side as the dropped catch was appearing in my mind continuously but while traveling to Bangladesh I told myself that I should move on," he added. "All my teammates are aware of how I approach the games and that I don't take the matches lightly. I prepare well and I always try to perform for Pakistan. After the match, I was crying and so was Shaheen; it was an extremely sad moment.”
The right-armer also revealed that support he received from fans and fellow cricketers helped him move on from the incident.
"Shoaib [Malik] bhai came to me and told me that you are a tiger and that I shouldn't fall. In addition to that, I also received a lot of support on social media which helped me ease through the pain," he further stated.
Ali is currently participating in the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) for two-time champions Islamabad United.