PERTH: Young pace sensation Naseem Shah, whose mother passed away recently, has decided to stay with the national team in Australia and not return back to Pakistan.
Shah consulted with his family members and eventually decided to stay with the national team.
Players of Pakistan as well as Australia donned black armbands on day two of their tour match in Perth to mourn Shah’s loss.
The 16-year-old pacer is part of the playing XI currently facing Australia A. However, he did not bat in Pakistan’s first innings, which concluded today at the score of 428. He also did not take the field when the Australia A innings began.
The first Test between Australia and Pakistan is scheduled on November 21 in Brisbane.