Matthew Wade Explains Why Hasan Ali Didn’t Drop The World Cup

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Matthew Wade emerged as a hero while poor Hasan Ali had to face trolling on social media yesterday after Australia managed to beat Pakistan by 5 wickets in the #semifinal of the #ICCT20WorldCup.

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So, What exactly happened?

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Unlike rest of the team, Pakistani pacer Hasan Ali has had a poor T20 world cup. His misery in the tournament continued when he ended up dropping the catch of Mathew Wade in the second last over of the game. Australia needed another 20 runs at the time the opportunity was missed. Wade because of the dropped catch was able to fetch two additional runs. The Australian wicket-keeper batsman then hit 3 consecutive sixes of bowler, Shaheen Afridi to ensure a famous Australian victory.

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Matthew Wade Feels That The Catch Dropped By Hassan Ali Didn’t Make A Difference

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Talking to media after the match winning knock, Wade said, “I think by the time that the catch drop went down, I was pretty confident we were in a really good position to get the runs. If that had happened three or four overs before hand, that would dictate the outcome of the game a little bit more. I would still be pretty confident with Pat (Cummins) coming in and Marcus still at the crease, that we could have got the job done anyway. I wouldn’t say that was the reason why we won the game.”

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Wasim Akram Backs Hasan Ali

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While backing Hasan Pakistan’s former captain Wasim Akram said, “What we don’t want is that the whole country gets after poor Hasan Ali now. I have been through this, Waqar Younis has been through it. In other countries, it’s just a game for people. Next day, you say well tried, bad luck, better luck next time, and move on. This situation is as tough for the players as it is for the fans. The players will go to their rooms, they’ll be quiet, they won’t talk to their families and the defeat will haunt them. As a nation, we don’t want to add fire to that fuel.”