Noman Ali, a spin all-rounder from Sanghar in Sindh province, was given a Test cap in the match against South Africa in Karachi. He is 34 years old and he has been playing first-class for 14 years and then he got the opportunity to represent Pakistan.
Pakistan has made the debut of two players in the Test match which starts at the National Stadium in Karachi on Tuesday. Top-order batsmen Imran Butt and sniper Noman Ali were given Test caps 242 and 243 respectively. Before the start of the match, batting legend Younis Khan wore a test cap to Imran Butt, while Noman Ali was given a test cap by league sniper Yasir Shah. Coach Misbah-ul-Haq and other players were also present on the occasion.
Noman Ali used to represent Khan Research Laboratories (KRL) in the first class and now plays for the Northern Region. He has also been a part of Hyderabad Hawks and Multan Sultan. He took 285 wickets in 79 first-class matches.
Performing well in the first-class seasons, Noman Ali had taken 158 wickets in the last three seasons. He was awarded the Test cap on Tuesday for his consistent and tireless work in domestic cricket and is representing Pakistan against South Africa.
On this occasion, Noman Ali remembered his grandfather and said that his grandfather always supported his passion for cricket. Noman said that representing Pakistan has always been his dream, and for so many years he worked hard to make that dream a reality. “My grandfather Abu had a great desire. He used to tell me that one day you will definitely play for Pakistan,” he said.