The 16-year-old Pakistani cricketer, Naseem Shah, lost his mother on Monday night. He was playing the practice match against Australia A when the player got the dreadful news of his mother’s demise. But the player didn’t leave the match in between.
In the three-day practice match, Naseem Shah neither got the chance to bat or ball till break on Day 2. Pak Passion editor Saj Sadiq proclaimed in a tweet that the player didn’t attend his mother’s funeral scheduled on Tuesday. The decision to continue his game was taken by Naseem after discussing with the family.
The teenager earned his maiden call-up to play in the national team. The team is scheduled with the two-match Test series against the hosts Australia. The first Test match will be played at Brisbane starting November 21.
Naseem Shah has impressed with his early performances in domestic cricket
Naseem has played 6 First-Class matches. In the short period, the player has impressed everyone with his incredible bowling figure. In 12 innings, the pacer has picked up 26 wickets at an average of less than 17. He has two five-wicket hauls in his name. His impressive performances have brought him the chance for debut in the national team. But fortune is cruel, as his major support system will not be able to watch his beginning in the international career.
There have been many other players have gone through a similar incident. The legend Sachin Tendulkar also lost his father in the middle of the 1999 Cricket World Cup. He went back to attend his father funeral and flew back and joined the Team in the next match.