Pakistan middle-order batsman, Khushdil Shah has decided to not travel back to Pakistan from New Zealand in the wake of the demise of his father. Hence the youngster will miss the last rites of his father.
Shah is currently in New Zealand with the Pakistani team which will take on the hosts in 3 T20Is starting 18th December followed by 2 Test matches. According to Saj Sadiq of Pak Passion, after hearing the news of the passing away of his father, the 25-year-old made the tough choice of staying with the team. The reason could be that he would have to remain in quarantine in Pakistan and if he comes back to New Zealand, the batsman would have to undergo isolation again.
The Babar Azam led outfit is receiving severe heat as they have were found breaching the covid-19 protocols. At least 4 members of the squad have been tested positive. They have also been given a final warning that another breach of covid rules would result in the entire squad being sent back to Pakistan.
Khushdil Shah will remain with the Pakistan squad in New Zealand despite his father passing away yesterday in Pakistan #NZvPAK
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) November 27, 2020
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Shah made his T20I debut last year. Known for his power-hitting, in 4 T20 internationals, the left-hander has a strike rate of 153 and has remained unbeaten thrice. He also made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in the recent home series.
It is believed that Shah is in the long-term plans of the Pakistan white-ball team. He is in the side for the out-of-favour Asif Ali, who last played an ODI in the 2019 World Cup.
Shah played in the PSL 2020 for Multan Sultans. He averaged 37 and had a strike rate of 139. Sultans lost to Lahore Qalanders in Eliminator 2 and were knocked out of the tournament.