Pakistani young bowling sensation Naseem Shah breaks silence after historic record against Sri Lanka
ISLAMABAD - Pakistani young bowling sensation Naseem Shah breaks silence after historic record against Sri Lanka.
Naseem Shah got emotional while dedicating his record performance in the Karachi Test to his parents.
Naseem at 16 years and 307 days became the youngest pacer and the second youngest bowler to take five wickets in a Test innings as he bowled an express spell to finish with 5-31.
Fellow Pakistani and left-arm spinner Nasim-ul-Ghani holds the record and was just four days younger when he completed the feat against the West Indies at Georgetown in a 1957-58 series.
While speaking to media in Karachi, the young pacer couldn’t control his emotions while talking about the tragic demise of his mother when he was on tour in Australia.
“I don’t have words to explain how difficult it was, it is better that I don’t share those feelings with anyone here,” he said. “I had planned this before my debut that I will dedicate my first five-wicket haul to my mother so that she could see me on TV.”
The 16-year-old also credited the Men in Green’s bowling coach for motivating him after a tough outing in the first innings.