Pakistan pacer Hasan Ali stole the show in Wednesday’s ICC Champions Trophy thriller against England at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff.
Hasan ran through England’s, who were deemed as favourites, batting line-up, sending Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes and Eoin Morgan packing.
The young gun has come a long way since his 1-70 against India last week. Hasan currently is the top bowler of the tournament with 10 wickets, one more than Australia Fast-bowler Josh Hazlewood.
What sets him apart, other than the brilliant form he has been in, is his celebration when dismissing a batsman. In a country where cricketers are perhaps the most looked up to icon, it didn’t take long for the exuberant style to catch on. High on the win, this child did a perfect mimic of Hasan’s signature moves.
In a video posted on Twitter, the child, dressed in Barcelona gear, can be seen jumping on the bed, imitating Hasan’s style.
Captioned as Hasan Ali’s biggest fan, the child clearly seems won over by the bowler. His emotions depict the genuine rush cricket fans experienced during Pakistan’s journey to the semi-finals – one that would have been impossible without the right-arm paceman.
It wasn’t long before the video became viral on social media with over 50 retweets and 131 likes. And people couldn’t stop themselves from expressing joy at this heartwarming performance!