Other Pakistani cricketers raced to tease Hassan Ali when Babar Azam said he had discovered the “rishta picture” for the right-arm pacer.
Hassan Ali had shared a photo of himself dressed in a sherwani. He captioned it, “Dress to impress, always.”
Babar Azam had quoted the tweet by Ali and wrote “Hasoo looking nice! Rishta pic lag rahi hai waisey,” (this looks like a picture used for matchmaking purposes).
Hasoo looking nice! Rishta pic lag rahi hai waisey. https://t.co/TnAbWkrWJw
— Babar Azam (@babarazam258) September 10, 2021
Several other cricketers replied to Azam’s tweet, confirming what he stated.
Imad Wasim, an all-rounder, said it looked like a “rishta picture” of the pacer.
Wasim went on to make another lighthearted jab at Hassan Ali, claiming that the photo must be old since the bowler “only says yes now,” implying that the bowler married two years ago.
yeh dekh @76Shadabkhan yeh hoti hey rishta pic looking nice Hasoo
— Imam Ul Haq (@ImamUlHaq12) September 10, 2021
Imam Ul Haq, a batsman, tagged Shadab Khan in the post, saying:
“Now this is what you call a rishta picture,” says the narrator.
In response to the tweet, Shadab said that he, too, need a shoot comparable to Hassan Ali’s.
The 22-year-old Shadab was mocked by Imam, who said he would appear more like a “student” than a “groom” during the shoot.
Yani tu shadi ke liye ready hai phir? Shoot ki pics mey aap student ziyada dulha kam lago ge waisey 🥶
— Imam Ul Haq (@ImamUlHaq12) September 11, 2021
Fast-bowler Wahab Riaz stepped in after Imam’s remark, urging Imam not to deviate from the subject (Hassan Ali’s rishta picture).
Imam was shifting the subject, according to Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Muhammad Rizwan.
Haha bhai yeh topic change Ho Raha Hai koi proof hai to batao
— Mohammad Rizwan (@iMRizwanPak) September 11, 2021
Not to be outdone, Imam responded: “Bhabi will call” at which Hassan Ali jumped in the conversation and asked Imam to “go away”, asking what proof he was referring to.
Oh jao darzi saab, yeh kia Ho Raha Hai kon sa proof 🤣
— Hassan Ali 🇵🇰 (@RealHa55an) September 11, 2021
Thousands of viewers on the microblogging platform loved the banter amongst the Pakistani cricket squad.