Pakistan’s right-arm pacer Hasan Ali made a sizzling entry onto the international arena when he made his debut a few years ago. However, a loss of form and frequent injuries have plagued his career since then as he last appeared in an international game for Pakistan back in the 2019 World Cup.
Discussing the longstanding rib and back problems faced by Hasan, former Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood believes head coach Misbah-ul-Haq’s intensive workout regime is to be blamed for the youngster’s injury woes. According to Mahmood, Hasan was asked to deadlift 130kg weight upon Misbah’s instructions, leading to issues in the back.
"The management made him Hasan deadlift around 130 to 140kg. If someone has not lifted more than 100kg before and you ask him to lift 130kg, then obviously he would get injured. He got injured in the gym," he said.