One of the finest Pakistan’s pacers Naseem Shah has been ruled out of the squad for the upcoming ODI World Cup. The much awaited tournament is all set to start from October 5 with India being the host country. Pakistan recently announced its playing squad for the World Cup in which Naseem Shah’s fans received a setback with the former not being included in the squad.
In a major turn of events, the 20-year old prodigy picked up a niggle and suffered a shoulder injury in the just finished Asia Cup. In the match against arch rivals India, Naseem while fielding had to leave the ground in between without completing his 10th over after sustaining a shoulder injury. The medical team had recommended him to undergo a surgery which will essentially keep him sidelined for a total of 4 months.
Naseem’s hearty message to fans
While his unfortunate exclusion seemed to dash down everyone’s hopes, especially his fans, the 20-year star bowler took to his official X handle to express his emotions. The post read as “With a heavy heart I am 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. Thank you to all my fans for the prayers.”
Though Naseem’s untimely injury has upset many of his fans, the raging capabilities of Pakistani bowlers like Shaheen Shah Afridi and Hasan Ali can essentially fill the gaps in this regard. The Management announced that Hasan Ali has been included in the squad as Naseem’s replacement and that he is one of leading prospects.
Haris’s sentimental reply
In Naseem Shah’s post to his fans, Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Haris commented “Stay strong dost” with a heart emoji. He further went on and shared a picture of himself in which he could be seen holding a note which read as “Naseem mera shoulder lele (Naseem take my shoulder).”
This reply from Haris went viral within seconds with Naseem thanking him for his support. Mohammad Haris will be travelling to India ahead of the World Cup as a reserve player.