Ex-Cricketer Hasan Raza is one of those players who played Test cricket for Pakistan at an early age. He is one of many Pakistani cricketers, who made his Test debut at 14 years and 227 days. Hasan Raza made his Test debut against Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura in 1996 under Wasim Akram’s captaincy. In his first outing, he performed admirably, scoring 27 runs off 48 balls in 64 minutes with 5 fours. But he went to the wilderness.
Although, he played some excellent cricket domestically. He was recalled against Australia at Sharjah in 2002-03, and he scored two half-centuries of 54 not out and 68. He was a wonderful ball timer and a fluent stroke player.
Two more tests against Zimbabwe followed before he was replaced. He is a wonderful timer with the ball and a treat to watch. However, he has been unable to display his fluency or stroke play on the international stage.
He had his moments with the A team, leading them to victory in the Eurasia Cup in Abu Dhabi in 2006. However, he risked his chances of a comeback by joining the unsanctioned Indian Cricket League. After that, he could not play for Pakistan. He can play against any opponent on any surface. He has solid techniques. There was indeed a great deal of unfairness to any player, who should have been given more opportunities based on their domestic performances. But unfortunately, a few failures forced him out of the team and he never returned.