Last Update on: September 22nd, 2023 at 04:36 pm
Young Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Haris showed his support for the injured Naseem Shah with a heartwarming gesture. Mohammad Haris posted a message on his social media handle after Naseem Shah was ruled out of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
Naseem Shah was not included in Pakistan’s squad for the upcoming World Cup, scheduled to be held on October 5. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed that the right-arm pacer will undergo surgery, which will keep him out of action for at least three months.
The 20-year-old sustained a shoulder injury during the recently concluded Asia Cup 2023. The young bowler felt discomfort while bowling his final over against India. He left the field after bowling two deliveries in the 10th over and didn’t come to bat in the second innings.
Naseem Mera Shoulder Lele – Mohammad Haris
Naseem Shah expressed his disappointment on X (formerly known as Twitter) after the announcement of Pakistan’s World Cup squad. He expressed his hope for a swift return while thanking fans for their prayers.
“With a heavy heart, I’m sharing that I will not be part of this amazing team that will be representing our beloved country. While I’m disappointed, I believe everything is in Allah’s hands. InshahAllah will be on the field very soon,” Naseem wrote.
“Thank you to all my fans for the prayers,” he added.
Mohammad Haris responded to Naseem’s post with a heartwarming gesture, offering his shoulder for support. Haris shared an image that contains the text “Take my shoulder. (Naseem mera shoulder lele)”
Stay strong dost ❤️ pic.twitter.com/SWSKscGpdq
— Muhammad Haris (@iamharis63) September 22, 2023
Hassan Ali Replaces Injured Naseem Shah In World Cup Squad
Hassan Ali, who last played an ODI match in June last year, has replaced the injured Naseem Shah in the World Cup squad. Left-arm pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi will be the spearhead of the pace bowling attack, which includes Haris Rauf, Mohammed Waseem, and Ali.
Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, M Wasim Jnr, Hassan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Saud Shakeel, Salman Ali Agha.
Travelling reserves: Mohammad Haris (wk), Zaman Khan, Abrar Ahmed