In a thrilling one-wicket victory over Afghanistan on Wednesday, pacer Naseem Shah smashed two sixes in the final over to help Pakistan go past rivals India and into the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka.
Chasing 130, Pakistan was in serious trouble at 118-9 when tailender Naseem sent two smashes over the fence off Fazalhaq Farooqi to win in Sharjah with four balls remaining and deny India and Afghanistan the chance to advance to the final.
Pakistan plays Sri Lanka on Friday in a practice match for the final on Sunday, while India takes on Afghanistan on Thursday in a dead-rubber match in Dubai.
Following today’s game, the young pacer’s admirers started the Twitter hashtags “NASEEM SHAH YOU BEAUTY” and “Remember The Name.”
Here are a few supportive comments for Shah: