HAMID HASSAN

  • Cartwheeling Hamid Hassan an unlikely star of the World Cup March 11, 2015

    Melbourne: At a World Cup where millionaires and refugees share the same stage, it is little surprise that one of the standouts of the tournament is also one of the most unlikely. With his face covered in warpaint and his hair kept in place by a bandana in the Afghan flag...
  • World Cup: Hamid Hassan head over heels with Andrew Flintoff inspiration March 3, 2015

    Perth: Cartwheeling, war-painted Afghanistan fast bowler Hamid Hassan wants to rip through Australia on Wednesday, using England Ashes hero Andrew Flintoff as his inspiration. Hassan had become a cult figure at the World Cup with a bandanna in his country's colours wrapped tightly around his head and tiny Afghanistan flags painted...
  • World Cup: Afghanistan's Hamid Hassan in Wall Street Journal for somersault antics February 26, 2015

    Dunedin: Afghanistan's latest cricket sensation Hamid Hassan found his way into the pages of the popular US daily the 'Wall Street Journal' after his somersaulting antics post Kumar Sangakkara's wicket in their match against Sri Lanka caught the attention of one and all. With a bandana and a war paint on...
  • Asia Cup: Afghanistan stun Bangladesh for first win over a Test nation March 1, 2014

    Fatullah: Afghanistan notched up their first major win against a Test playing nation as they produced an all-round performance to script an upset 32-run victory over Bangladesh in their Asia Cup match, here on Saturday. Chasing 255 for victory, Bangladesh could not recover from a top-order collapse and kept on losing...
  • Afghanistan gamble on Hamid for World T20 August 25, 2012

    Sharjah: Afghanistan on Saturday picked Hamid Hassan in their 15man squad for next month's World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka, hoping the frontline paceman recovers from surgery in time. The 25yearold, nicknamed "Rambo of Afghanistan cricket", after Hollywood action hero Sylvester Stallone for his aggressive and hardworking nature, underwent a knee...