Naseem Shah
Naseem Shah (Credits: Twitter)

Naseem Shah turned 17 recently and his brilliance with the ball has only got better. In the ongoing 9th match of the Pakistan Super League, Shah castled Islamabad United opener Luke Ronchi’s stumps in some fashion.

Naseem Shah creates early in-roads

Playing for the Quetta Gladiators, the young sensation picked two wickets in as many overs. Islamabad lost their opener in the very second over of the game. Shah then scalped the wicket of David Malan to add more misery for the batting side.

However, Colin Munro made a 20-ball 31 while skipper Shadab Khan got into the act with a brisk 39 off 25 balls. This is Shah’s first game of the season in the super league. The pacer has played 4 Tests so far for Pakistan. Not too long back, Shah complained of having pain around his rib cage during the first Test against Bangladesh in Rawalpindi.

Naseem Shah
Naseem Shah (Credits: Twitter)

Incidentally, he left the field right after bagging a hat-trick. At 16, Shah became the youngest to achieve the feat. He didn’t take any further part in the game as Pakistan wrapped an innings win against the Tigers. He missed the initial part of the new season but is now back in action.

Quetta have a strong bowling attack with the likes of Sohail Khan and T Mills in the line-up. They would look to maintain a winning momentum and qualify for the knock-outs. The side is led by Sarfaraz Ahmed and the former skipper of the national team is leading the team from the front this season.

 

Sayantan Bhattacharjee

A student of the game. Averaged 35-plus in gully cricket.