Naseem Shah age confirmed by Doctors after bone tests. The Pakistani pacer has been making headlines after his impressive performance Down Under.
Pakistani pacer Naseem Shah has become the talk of the town after his fiery spell against Australia at Perth. The teenager was rewarded for his performance with a place in the playing XI against Australia for the Gabba test in Brisbane.
Naseem Shah has displayed incredible maturity in his bowling with subtle variations in his line, length and pace. His brilliance was at display when he excellently used the bounce at Perth to pick the wicket of Marcus Harris.
However, his performances are not the only thing that people are talking about. A lot has been made out of the fact that the pacer is still 16. There has been a lot of debate in the media over his age. Fomer India Cricketer Mohammed Kaif even went on to say that the Pakistani pacer was ageing backwards.
Naseem Shah age confirmed by Doctors after bone tests
While many personalities from the sport remain divided on the age of the youngster, his childhood coach Suleiman Qadir has brushed aside the allegations saying that doctors have actually proven that Shah is indeed 16.
“He has undergone Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) conducted bones tests and a panel of doctors had also confirmed his age. Yes, in the past I do agree that in the absence of birth-certificates, the age of certain cricketers were questioned. But in the case of Naseem Shah, he already has a birth certificate and a smart card. In our country, Smart Card becomes a National Identity Card when a person crosses 18 and Naseem is still holding the Smart Card,” Suleiman Qadir said.
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