Naseem Shah, Pakistan’s latest teenage sensation, has picked the three batsmen he would want to dismiss for a hat-trick
Shah, who made his debut against Australia as a teenage prodigy last summer, has had a roller-coaster ride thus far.
From dismissing Australian swashbuckling Test opener David Warner on what later turned out to be a no-ball to becoming the youngest bowler to take a Test match hat-trick against Sri Lanka at home, Shah has seen it all.
When asked about the batsmen he would like to dismiss for his hat-trick, the fast bowler was quick to name England Test captain and the ever-so consistent Joe Root.
No Virat Kohli in Naseem Shah wishlist
The next batsman that Naseem Shah chose was Indian white-ball vice-captain and swashbuckling opener Rohit Sharma.
Rohit has been in outstanding form in the past few years. The right-hander became the first batsmen in the history of World Cups to score five hundreds in a single tournament.
Sharma then proceeded to successfully transform into a Test match opener as he broke several records during the home Test matches against South Africa and Bangladesh.
Meanwhile, the third batsman that Naseem Shah wants to dismiss for his hat-trick is the No.1 ranked Test batsmen in the world, Australian superstar Steve Smith
Smith enjoyed a successful return to Test cricket last year, scoring 700+ runs against England to help his side retain the Ashes on English soil for the first time after 2001.
Shah, however, did not take Indian captain Virat Kohli’s name. Recently, the teenage fast bowler had said he respects the Indian superstar but he doesn’t fear him.
“I hope that I can bowl well against India when that chance comes by and won’t let our fans down. As for Virat Kohli, I respect him but don’t fear him,” Naseem was quoted as saying.