Sri Lanka head coach Mickey Arthur has jumped in support of pacer Hasan Ali as the bowler is under hot water on Twitter after his dance video went viral on the platform.
In a tweet, the former head coach of Pakistan, under whom the Men in Green lifted the Champions trophy, wrote: “I don’t comment on things controversial as a rule but I am amazed that Hasan Ali is being criticized for enjoying himself.”
Arthur added, “He is a man of incredible talent with great skills, his character defines him and allows him to be the cricketer he is.”
He said that the fast-bowler “must be protected”.
The 25-year-old played a crucial part in Pakistan 2017 Champions trophy triumph. Since then, he is unable to replicate his form and eventually sustained series of injuries and has been on sidelines for over a span of nine months.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) recently announced that it will provide financial assistance to the bowler till he makes his return to competitive cricket.