Australia vs Pakistan: Pacer Naseem Shah decides to continue tour despite mother's demise

Pakistan pacer Naseem Shah will not be returning home from Australia after his mother passed away early Tuesday morning.

Asian News International, Nov 13, 2019 16:28:39 IST

Karachi: Pakistan pacer Nasim Shah will not be returning home from Australia after his mother passed away early Tuesday morning.

The 16-year-old young pacer has decided to stay with the team to play the upcoming two-match Test series against Australia, Dawn.com reported.

Australia vs Pakistan: Pacer Naseem Shah decides to continue tour despite mothers demise

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"Nasim was to miss his mother's funeral even if he left for Pakistan at the earliest. Therefore, after consultation with his family, he has decided to stay back," Dawn.com quoted a PCB spokesperson as saying.

As Pakistan stepped on the field to play a three-day day-night Test against Australia A, news surfaced about Shah's mother passing away.

On the second day of the tour match, the whole Pakistan team sported black armbands to mourn the demise.

The pacer will continue to train with the side and as a result, he will remain in contention to play the first Test against hosts Australia which is slated to begin from 21 November.

In the tour match, Pakistan scored 428 runs in the first innings and then with the help of Imran Khan, they bundled out Australia A for 122, gaining a lead of 306 runs.

The Green Shirts had earlier lost the three-match T20I against Australia 0-2.

Pakistan Test squad for series against Australia: Azhar Ali (c), Abid Ali, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Haris Sohail, Imam-ul-Haq, Imran Khan Snr, Iftikhar Ahmed, Kashif Bhatti, Mohammad Abbas, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Musa Khan, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shan Masood, Yasir Shah.

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Updated Date: Nov 13, 2019 16:28:39 IST






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