Pakistani batting sensation, Haider Ali, has expressed his want to symbolize Mumbai Indians within the Indian Premier League (IPL).
No Pakistani has featured within the IPL for the reason that first season in 2008 and it appears extremely unlikely that they are going to play within the close to future because of the ongoing tensions between the neighboring international locations.
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Haider expressed his intentions by responding to a fan’s query in a Q&A session on Twitter:
— Haider Ali (@iamhaideraly) September 28, 2020
Haider beforehand revealed that Indian opener, Rohit Sharma, is his idol, so it doesn’t come as a shock that he desires to play for Mumbai Indians underneath his captaincy.
Mumbai Indians are essentially the most profitable franchise in IPL as they’ve received the event 4 instances, all underneath the captaincy of Rohit Sharma.
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Haider has been in an outstanding run of type over the previous yr. After impressing in his PSL debut this yr, he made his method into the Pakistan aspect, the place he scored a half-century on his T20I debut. He has continued his fantastic type within the ongoing Nationwide T20 Cup, scoring 156 runs at a mean of 39 and a formidable strike charge of 171.42
The 19-year-old has hit the second-highest variety of sixes in T20 cricket by a Pakistani batsman this yr with 26 sixes to his identify.