Many have been wondering what had happened to the 16-year-old bowler who had headlined all major news as an up-and-coming star. The Resurgence of Naseem Shah has certainly started to make people talk about his undoubtedly potential. His combination of fiery pace accompanied by swing makes him deadly. There is some serious fast-bowling talent coming from Pakistan as it always has been.
The Rise To Stardom
The Fast Bowler indeed came out of nowhere. The Shaheens were about to face Australia and news broke out that a 16-year-old will be making his debut. Unfortunately, heartbreaking news came out Naseem Shah’s mother had passed away. Condolences to his family. On his debut, he managed to get decent figures of 1-68. He kept improving at a massive rate even picking up a hat-trick against Bangladesh.
He did very well in England. But after some time he started to struggle with being able to bowl with some consistent pace. Turns out he had some injuries keeping him out for a long time. He worked hard on himself as he was still a raw talent. He tried to make a comeback in the PSL but was unsuccessful. Naseem Shah was struggling to say the least as more injuries arrived and the public started to write him off.
The Comeback is Better than The Setback
After some very tough years for the 19-year-old, Naseem was fighting back. Having been picked in the squad against the Netherlands in the build-up to the Asia Cup happening currently. It must be said that he has improved since his setbacks in 2020 to 2021. He looked dangerous bowling fast, moving the ball with speed and swing causing most of the Netherlands batsmen to struggle against his variance of line and length.
The Asia Cup was undoubtedly the start of a bright new star. He bowled magnificently Against The Mighty Indians. making sure that one of the best batsmen in the world was struggling against his skill. He won the hearts of many by bowling through cramps up his legs.
Against Hong Kong, it was much the same, being able to move the ball as he did with the new ball against HK in the UAE was something spectacular. When Shaheen comes back and Wasim, Pakistan certainly has a strong core of bowlers to pick from.
Well talking about comebacks the pacer has made himself a hero by hitting two clutch sixes to seal the deal against the scary Afghanistan team. Pakistan were down and out with one wicket left and 11 runs required. Naseem came up big and sealed Pakistan to the final of the Asia Cup against Sri Lanka.