In an otherwise rain-soaked affair during the second Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo today (July 25), Pakistani fast bowler Hasan Ali found a unique way to enjoy the wet conditions.
A video capturing his lighthearted escapades amid the rain break has gone viral on social media, leaving fans amused.
In the short 17-second clip shared by a Twitter user, Hasan Ali can be seen lying down on the rainwater-drenched covers, evidently relishing the unexpected rain break. The joyous fast bowler then playfully jogs back to the dressing room, showcasing his infectious enthusiasm for the moment.
Another video shared earlier in the day captured Hasan Ali going under the covers at the Sinhalese Sports Club, further emphasizing his upbeat attitude during the Sri Lanka tour, despite not securing a spot in Pakistan’s playing XI for the ongoing ICC World Test Championship series against Sri Lanka.
Despite not making it into the team for the Test series, Hasan Ali made an impact during the practice match between Pakistan and SLCBP, displaying his prowess by claiming three wickets across two innings and contributing 28 runs with the bat.
The weather played a significant role in disrupting the second Test, as only 10 overs of play were possible during the first session on the second day. With the rain causing prolonged interruptions, the match has been challenging to continue.
As of the latest update, Pakistan leads the two-match series 1-0. The second Test commenced on July 24 in Colombo, with Sri Lanka being bowled out for 166 runs in the first innings. Pakistan managed to reach 178/2 in 38.3 overs before rain halted further proceedings since 11:15 am IST.
While Hasan Ali may not have had the opportunity to showcase his skills in the second Test, his positive spirit and enjoyment of the rain break have earned admiration from fans worldwide.
Overall, Hasan Ali’s jovial demeanor amid the rain-enforced stoppage has provided a refreshing moment of entertainment during the ongoing series between Pakistan and Sri Lanka. As the teams and fans eagerly await clearer skies for the action to resume, one thing remains certain – Hasan Ali’s infectious zeal for the game has won over hearts, both on and off the field.