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Former Australian all-rounder, Shane Watson has revealed Mohammad Hasnain as the toughest Pakistan bowler, he has faced in the nets. Hasnain plays alongside Watson for the Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). It was Hasnain’s three-wicket haul that helped his side to an eight-wicket victory against the Peshawar Zalmi in the grand finale of PSL 2019.

Hasnain bowls at a sharp pace and can swing the ball. He got his maiden national call-up during the home series against Australia where he made his debut in Sharjah after the victory in the final of the tournament last year.

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Later on, he was picked in the Pakistan world cup squad in 2019 but he could not leave a mark as Pakistan had a lacklustre run in the event.

However, Hasnain managed to get a CPL contract later that year and has played some games for Pakistan, of late.

Shane Watson Struggled Against Hasnain:

“Last year facing Hasnain in the nets was not comfortable at all,” Watson was quoted as saying in Pak Passion.

Hasnain was one of the star performers for the Quetta Gladiators last season. The speedster picked 12 wickets in seven games at an average of 17.58.

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Shane Watson. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Watson has been one of the key figures for the Gladiators over the years. In the last season, he earned the Player of the Series award for being the leading run-scorer of the tournament.

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The right-hander managed 430 runs in 12 matches at an average and strike-rate of 43 and 143.81 respectively.

Watson also turned up with four-half centuries with a top score of 91* against the Zalmi itself.

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