Hamid Hassan

Country: Afghanistan
Born: June 01, 1987, Nangarhar
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast
Playing role: Bowler

Hamid Hassan Bio

Hamid Hassan, the formidable cricketer from Afghanistan, has emerged as a symbol of hope and resilience in a country torn by conflict. Born on June 1, 1987, in Jalalabad, Hassan’s journey to becoming a fast-bowling sensation has been nothing short of extraordinary.

At the tender age of six, Hassan’s family was forced to flee his hometown due to the ongoing bombings. Seeking refuge in Peshawar, Pakistan, his family instilled in him the importance of education. However, despite their disapproval, Hassan’s love for cricket prevailed. He honed his skills in secret, his determination shining through as he relentlessly practiced the game he was destined to excel in.

In 2006, Hassan’s talent was finally acknowledged during a match against an MCC side led by the legendary Mike Gatting. The then MCC president, Robin Marlar, was astounded by the young bowler’s potential and was amazed to see him bowling in flat trainers. This encounter paved the way for Hassan’s debut in the cricketing world.

Hassan’s journey took him to England, where he played for Norden CC in the Central Lancashire League in 2007. His exceptional performance caught the attention of cricket enthusiasts, and he was soon drafted into the MCC’s groundstaff. Here, he had the opportunity to face and bowl against his idol, Andrew Flintoff, leaving a lasting impression on everyone who witnessed his skill and determination.

Representing Afghanistan in the 2009 World Cup Qualifiers, Hassan’s fiery pace and unique bowling action wreaked havoc on the opposition. During the tournament, he claimed his first five-wicket haul on a challenging pitch, leading his team to a remarkable victory over the favorites, Ireland. Back in his hometown, the celebrations were grand, with his once apathetic family even sacrificing a lamb and distributing it to the impoverished members of their small village.

Although Afghanistan missed out on qualifying for the World Cup that year, their performance earned them One-Day International status. Hassan’s stellar display continued in the World Twenty20 qualifiers, where his accurate death bowling and exceptional record of 12 wickets played an instrumental role in securing Afghanistan’s qualification for the tournament in the West Indies.

Hassan’s journey, however, has not been without setbacks. In 2012, a knee injury threatened to shatter the dreams he had worked so hard to achieve. He underwent two surgeries and was unfortunately unable to participate in the World T20 qualifying final against Ireland in 2013. Nonetheless, his resilience and dedication were undeterred. When fit, Hassan assumed his position as an integral part of Afghanistan’s formidable bowling attack, unleashing his lethal combination of sheer pace, reverse swing, and yorkers on batsmen.

With an athletic build, smooth run-up, and a natural ability to swing the ball both ways, Hassan continues to surprise and challenge his opponents. The soft-spoken yet fiercely ambitious cricketer is a testament to the extraordinary talent that Afghanistan possesses. His determination to succeed despite personal and societal challenges has made him a beacon of hope for aspiring cricketers in his war-torn nation.

As Hamid Hassan continues to leave his mark on the cricketing world, his story serves as a reminder that talent knows no boundaries. He remains an inspiration to all who face adversity, proving that with dedication and unwavering passion, dreams can be achieved, even in the most trying of circumstances.

Hamid Hassan Career Stats

Hamid Hassan Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 25 9 6 50 22 16.66 46 108.69 0 0 3 2 3 0
ODIs 38 22 6 107 17 6.68 195 54.87 0 0 10 3 5 0
FC 15 20 7 65 26 5 183 35.51 0 0 6 3 5 0
List A 55 29 9 145 22 7.25 234 61.96 0 0 12 5 9 0
T20s 54 22 8 83 22 5.92 91 91.2 0 0 6 2 7 0

Hamid Hassan Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 25 25 544 580 35 4/22 4/22 16.57 6.39 15.5 1 0 0
ODIs 38 37 1734 1330 59 5/45 5/45 22.54 4.6 29.3 2 1 0
FC 15 28 2729 1579 69 7/61 11/154 22.88 3.47 39.5 2 6 3
List A 55 54 2594 2005 87 5/23 5/23 23.04 4.63 29.8 3 2 0
T20s 54 54 1200 1341 66 4/22 4/22 20.31 6.7 18.1 1 0 0

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