Islamabad United pacer Hasan Ali will miss the remainder of the ongoing Pakistan Super League 2021 "due to family concerns". The in-form paceman has so far taken 10 wickets in the tournament at a stunning average of 14 and an economy rate of 5.83.
"I want to say to all Islamabad United fans, unfortunately, due to personal reasons I have to pull out of the remaining PSL matches. Some things are more important than cricket and nothing is more important than family. I am thankful to Islamabad United for their support and understanding. This team truly is a family that stands with you through thick and thin. I wish the team very best of luck for the remaining PSL matches," said Hasan.
Islamabad are currently second on the points table and his departure will come as a huge blow for the Shadab Khan-led side. "We understand Hasan's situation right now, family always comes first," said Shadab.
"We wish Hasan the very best of luck. He will obviously be a huge loss to our team and the tournament, but some things are more important than cricket. At Islamabad United we have always looked after each other like a family and we will continue to do so."
Islamabad United Owner, Ali Naqvi, said: "Unfortunately, Hassan will be leaving the group in the coming days. He has been a great leader and performer for the franchise this season, but we have always had the belief in Islamabad United that our professional commitments are subservient to our personal commitments. When we say we are a family we truly mean it, and nothing is more important to a person than his family."