Islamabad United has received a major boost ahead of their game against Karachi Kings on Monday. Their ace pacer Hasan Ali has decided to stay with the team and not leave the bubble to be with his family. Earlier last week, the bowler had decided to leave the tournament citing personal reasons.
However, after consulting with his family, Hasan Ali will now stay in the bubble and play from today’s game. Islamabad United confirmed the news releasing an official statement on the matter in which the 26-year-old pacer has thanked and lauded his wife Samiya Arzoo for handling a family issue while also letting the cricketer concentrate on cricket.
“I was going through a personal family issue, which has been resolved thanks to my wonderful wife. She has assured me she will take care of it and wants me to concentrate on my cricket and my career. Hats off to such a wonderful partner.
“She has always stood by me through the hardest times and after consulting with her I have decided to stay on with Islamabad United for the remainder of PSL 6. I would like to thank Islamabad United for their support and understanding during this tough period. And would especially thank the fans for their prayers and support, they have given me strength through these tough times,” Hasan Ali said.
Islamabad United owner Ali Naqvi was happy that Hasan Ali will play the rest of the matches now. However, he stressed the fact that the franchise will always support any personal decision from any of the players as family always comes first.
“As with his initial intention Islamabad United will always support any personal decision that one of our family makes. It is fortunate for us that Hassan will be available for us through the rest of the tournament. But more importantly we’re happy that whatever issues there were have been resolved. We wish the very best to Hassan in every aspect of his life,” he said.