Rahat Ali Biography
Rahat Ali is a professional cricketer who plays for Pakistan. He was born on 12 September 1988 in Multan.
He is a left arm pacer, capable of hitting the deck hard and generate movement off the wicket.
He started his initial days playing for Multan Cricket Club in his college. He got transferred to the Northern Gas Pipelines Limited in the 2008-09 season.
The 2011-12 season was a turning point in his career when he took 61 wickets playing for Khan Research Laboratories and Baluchistan.
He developed reverse swing in his bowling which helped him become the leading wicket taker for his team.
He was called soon after to make his international debut.
Rahat made his ODI debut on 9 June 2012 against Sri Lanka. He only bowled 4 overs without taking a wicket. He was dropped for the next match.
The selectors of Pakistan picked Rahat for the series against South Africa in 2013 due to his ability to swing the ball. He made his Test debut at Wanderers where he couldn’t take a wicket.
After being dropped for the next test, he made a comeback at Centurion. With his figures of 6-127, he was the only bowler to trouble the Proteas.
He dismissed 5 Zimbabwean batsmen in the second innings of the second test in 2013 which Pakistan ended up losing.
He was included in the 2015 World Cup squad for Pakistan. He picked 3 wickets in the match against South Africa which Pakistan won. He ended the tournament with 7 wickets.
A promising fast bowler, Rahat Ali couldn’t be a permanent member in the pool of fast bowlers in the Pakistani team. He made his ODI debut in 2012 but he has only managed to play 14 ODIs till now.
He was accused of dropping the catch of Shane Watson which resulted in Pakistan getting eliminated from the 2015 World Cup.