Asif Ali, who claimed to practice hitting 100 to 150 sixes daily in the nets, could hit only 3 sixes in the entire Asia Cup.
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When the Asia Cup 2022 was starting, Pakistan batsman Asif Ali had made a big claim. Now the expectation from them was the same as it was. But, he did not live up to those expectations. Asif Ali, who claimed to practice hitting 100 to 150 sixes daily in the nets, could hit only 3 sixes in the entire Asia Cup. That is, it has become the same thing that as the drummer was beaten, he did nothing. Asif Ali’s struggle in batting remained intact throughout the tournament.
Consistency of batsmen drowned in Pakistan
His batting has also been a major reason for Pakistan’s defeat in the Asia Cup 2022. There was a huge lack of consistency among the batsmen, for which the Pakistan team had to pay the price. Asif Ali was the team’s big factor in the middle order. But, this factor did not work for the team. The team had the responsibility of a better finish on these. But during the entire tournament, his own game finish was visible.
The practice of 150 sixes did not work for this Pakistani
Asif Ali played 6 matches in the Asia Cup 2022, in which only 41 runs came from his bat in 5 innings. During this his best score was 16 and average was 8.20. Even though the strike rate was 164, but only 2 fours and sixes were known with the bat that 3 came out. That is, if seen, not even 50 runs were scored from Asif Ali in the Asia Cup 2022.
Less than 9 runs in 23 T20I innings
Asif Ali is now slowly becoming a big problem for the Pakistan team. In the 40 T20I innings he has played so far, he has scored 476 runs at a strike rate of 136. Out of these 40 innings, 23 innings were such, in which less than 9 runs were seen from Asif Ali’s bat. That is, in only 17 innings, he has scored most of his runs.
Hasaranga got out 4 times in 11 balls.
Asif Ali was dismissed without opening an account in the final match of the Asia Cup 2022. He was dismissed by Wanindu Hasaranga. In T20Is, Asif Ali has played 11 balls to Wanindu Hasaranga, on which he has been dismissed 4 times while scoring 6 runs. Now if the condition of the batsman practicing 150 sixes against only one bowler of world cricket, then the scale of his performance can be gauged.