19-year-old Naseem Shah gets massive admiration from fans for an impressive T20I international debut against India in the Asia Cup 2022 Sunday.
Naseem Shah rattled the Indian batting line by claiming the wicket of KL Rahul. He had almost got Virat Kohli in the same over, with his destructive bowling, had Fakhar Zaman not dropped the catch. He was lethal with his bowling and restricted Indian batters. Pakistan had set a low score. Babar Azam mentioned they were 10-15 runs short of their target.
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Shah clean bowled Indian opener, KL Rahul. Cricket fans believe Naseem Shah did not let the team struggle without Shaheen Shah Afridi. Afridi is among the leading bowling attacks on the team; his absence from the team due to injury was feared to weaken the bowling department.
Netizens believe Naseem Shah was exceptional in his debut in a high-pressure match against India at a young age. Shah struggled with cramps and pain in the last overs of the game. The young pacer had almost won the game for Pakistan.
Despite losing the match, Pakistani fans praised the performances of a few players in the team. Haris Rauf, Fakhar Zaman and Khushdil Shah are under immense criticism for their poor performances; Muhammad Nawaz is another pick for the cricket fans in the team who got crucial wickets of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. He pushed the game till the last over and sent the set batsman Jadeja back to the pavilion.
Shahnawaz Dahani and Shadab Khan are praised for restricting the Indian team despite a low total set by the batting side. Fans are hopeful Shaheen Shah Afridi and Naseem Shah together will solidify the bowling department of Pakistan. Naseem Shah has been trending on Pakistan’s social media since last night.