Afghanistan pacer Hamid Hassan has disclosed that he used to play cricket secretly, without his parent’s notice; who actually wanted him to devote more time to his academics. (ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Full coverage)
Hassan, who has become a cult hero of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 was compelled to leave his homeland Jalalabad in order to escape the bombs and took shelter in Peshawar.
Remembering his childhood days, the pacer said that he studied in an Afghan high school and has spent 15-16 years there. Later, he witnessed cricket closely and fell in love with the gentleman’s game.
Mentioning about the fact that his parents wanted him to commit towards studies, Hassan in a report from Cricketcountry.com said that they didn’t allow him to play cricket and hence he hid playing cricket with his youngsters and friends.
Nevertheless, it was his never ending passion for cricket that finally won over his family and later they went on to support him to fulfill his ambition.
The pacer so far had a decent World Cup 2015 with 6 wickets in 3 matches for Afghanistan in the ongoing mega event. (ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Points Table)