In the net session on Thursday at the ICC Academy in Dubai, Naseem Shah, a pace bowler for Pakistan who shook up India in the first game before suffering from cramps in his left leg, was spotted with his leg taped up.
After quick bowling practice at the nets, his left leg was taped up and he cautiously went about.
Pakistan lost by five wickets to India in their first game of the Asia Cup 2022 and will face Hong Kong in a theoretical knockout match on Friday night. The team was bowled out for 147 against Rohit Sharma’s men, and the target was relinquished with two balls remaining.
Pakistan bowler Naseem Shah and wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan both suffered cramps while bowling, with the former failing to make an impact in the last overs due to cramping.
Naseem Shah went slowly around the nets after short bowling session:
After a brief bowling session at the nets, he walked about cautiously while his left leg was taped up. Videos show the support employee guiding him through the next steps once he completes his action.
He had pulled up during his third over against India, which was the 15th of the inning, with what at first glance appeared to be cramping. It first became apparent when he removed Suryakumar Yadav’s off stump in that over. As he started to hobble and grimace a little on follow through, he was unable to even celebrate.
In the chase’s 18th over, he made a return for his last over. He had a successful lbw challenge against Ravindra Jadeja off the fourth delivery, but DRS reversed it because the ball had pitched outside leg. But he kept bowling and completed the over before walking off.
He then appeared to be in tears as Pakistani support staff consoled him as he left the field. Its videos quickly became popular on Pakistani social media.
On Friday night, a virtual knockout game between Pakistan and Hong Kong will take place.