Naseem Shah made his T20I debut last month against India at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium and did not disappoint.
The paceman rattled KL Rahul’s woodwork before creating an opportunity to dismiss Virat Kohli, only for Fakhar Zaman to miss a catch in the slip cordon.
He then came back for his second spell and castled Ravindra Jadeja and Suryakumar Yadav, who were threatening to steal the match away from Pakistan. Shah also has a Test hat-trick to his name, which he scored in Rawalpindi in 2020 against Bangladesh.
Shah, though, proved that he is a capable batsman in addition to being a competent bowler. Shah hit two sixes off Fazalhaq Farooqi in the penultimate over of Afghanistan’s game against Pakistan on Wednesday in Sharjah.
Naseem Shah made his international debut back in 2019:
In the final over, with Pakistan needing 11 runs to win, Naseem hit two massive sixes off the left-arm pacer, giving Pakistan a four-ball victory margin. Shah scored 14 off four balls and two sixes to remain unblemished.
Naseem, who made his international debut in 2019, cemented his place in history with the decisive strikes. He made T20I history as the first No. 10 or No. 11 batter to end a run-chase with two sixes and come out on top.
Afghanistan and India were eliminated from the competition as a result of Pakistan’s victory. The Super Four’s final two games are only practices.
Pakistan’s campaign began in Dubai with a five-wicket loss to India, but they bounced back to thrash Hong Kong by 155 runs.
They then defeated India and the Afghans to secure their spot in the championship game. On Friday, September 9, they play Sri Lanka in their final Super League game.