Hasan Ali, the Pakistan fast bowler, was seen having fun in the rain during the second day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Tuesday, June 25. The match was interrupted by heavy showers, which forced the players to leave the field and wait for the conditions to improve. However, Ali did not let the rain dampen his spirits and decided to make the most of the situation.
Ali was spotted running around the ground and sliding on the covers that were laid over the pitch to protect it from water. He performed several slides on the wet surface, much to the amusement of his teammates and the commentators. He also posed for the cameras and waved to the spectators who were watching from the stands. Ali’s antics were captured on video and shared on social media platforms, where they went viral among cricket fans.
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Ali’s teammates could be seen laughing at his expense as he played in the water. The Pakistan squad was also seen cheering on as Ali took his run-up to slide on the water.
Meanwhile, Pakistan took a 12-run lead over Sri Lanka with eight wickets in hand at the stumps on day two. The visitors bowled out Sri Lanka for 166 on day one, with leg-spinner Abrar Ahmed taking four wickets and pacer Naseem Shah sharing three. Pakistan then reached 178 for two at the close of play on day two, with opener Abdullah Shafique unbeaten on 87 and captain Babar Azam on 28.
The match will resume 15 minutes early on Wednesday, weather permitting. Pakistan won the first Test by four wickets and are leading the two-match series 1-0 and are also at the top of the World Test Championship table with 12 points from two matches.