He belongs to Faisalabad, the Manchester of Pakistan. He started domestic cricket at the age of 19 in the year 2010. He was never known as a more extended format batter but as a batter who loves white ball format and wanted to excel in white ball cricket with his long hits and match-winning performances. He has been following the same rule until now and is regarded as one of the most dangerous players when he gets going on his day.
Asif Ali`s Bio
|Full Name||Asif Ali|
|Born Date||October 01, 1991|
|Batting Style||Right Handed Bat|
|Position in Team||Lower Order Batter|
Asif Ali`s Net Worth:
|Net Worth||Approximately $1 million|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Asif Ali`s Family:
|Father Name||Not Known|
|Mother Name||Not Known|
|Wife/Spouse||Name not known|
|Daughter||Late Noor Fatima|
|Pakistan||Barbados Royals||Cape Town Blitz|
|Danube Lions||Dhaka Platoon||Faisalabad|
|Edmonton Royals||Islamabad United||Jamaica Tallawahs|
|United Bank Limited||Northern||Sui Gas Corporation|
|St Kitts and Nevis Patriots||Colombo Stars||Worcestershire|
Early Life and Career:
He belonged to a poor family in Faisalabad. His parents failed to support him in his cricketing career, so he had to work as a laborer in the iron foundry. He kept believing in his dream of cricket and made it a reality in 2010 when he debuted for the Faisalabad region.
He made his debut but failed to make his mark in the red ball cricket even on ample chances, given that’s why he kept moving in and out of the team. He has played 20 first-class games, and his average was 17.
His breakthrough innings came in the shorter format when he scored a hundred in 59 balls against Multan Tigers in the national T2o Cup.
In the first edition of PSL 2016, His success was identified by Islamabad United, and he was part of the Islamabad United title win. Still, his contributions were little 34 runs in 3 innings.
Islamabad United persisted with him, which gave them a reward in the 2018 HBL PSL when he won the Final by hitting 3 consecutive sixes to Hassan Ali. Misbah ul Haq was the biggest advocator of his inclusion in the team and proved it through his performances.
He also performed in the Pakistan Cup, which was a List-A tournament. He was the leading run-scorer for his team Punjab in that cup. On the back of these performances, he was allowed to play in different T20 leagues worldwide.
He was given the T20I cap against West Indies at National Stadium Karachi on February 01, 2018. Until now, he has scored 435 runs in the 35 innings of the 39 matches he has played. These runs came at an average of 17.4 and a strike rate of 133.85.
His two best performances in the T20I format came in the T20I World Cup 2021. In the second group match against New Zealand, he scored 27 runs off 12 balls in pressure circumstances to take his team home.
His best performance was against Afghanistan in the 3rd ICC T20I World Cup match. Pakistan needed 24 runs off 12 balls, and the opposition was commanding.
But to everyone`s amazement, he sent the ball out of the park four 4 consecutive times to win the match for Pakistan, and the bowler who faced his rage was Karim Jannat.
He made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club on July 13, 2018. His ODI numbers are not as good as he scored just 382 runs in the 16 innings of the 21 matches he has played for Pakistan. He achieved these runs at an average of 25.47 and a strike rate of 121.66.
He has yet to make his Test debut which is not possible in the near future.
- Asif does not smoke.
- Asif does not drink.
- He faced the worst time in his life in 2020 when he lost his daughter Noor Fatima after fighting against cancer for 2 years.
- He also worked as a blacksmith before playing cricket.
- Ali’s favorite food is chicken.
- His favorite holiday destination is London.
- 9th highest strike rate in a T20I i.e. 357.14 against Afghanistan.
- He is the first Pakistani to hit 4 sixes on 4 consecutive balls in T20I cricket.