Mohammad Hafeez, the cricketer of Pakistan, gave a suggestion to the Junior selection committee, asking them to not play young pacer Naseem Shah for the upcoming ICC Under-19 World Cup to be held in South Africa.
The “humble suggestion” of Mohammad Hafeez divided Pakistan Fans. While some agreed the all-rounder’s statement, it is believed by others that Hafeez should focus on his retirement before interrupting the young fast bowler Naseem’s career.
“Humble suggestion 2 Junior selection committee not 2 send Naseem shah to play under 19 world cup. He already played international cricket and should work hard Technically and Physically to get better at that level. It would be fruitful to use this opportunity to send any other fast bowler (sic),” Mohammad Hafeez tweeted on Monday.
Humble suggestion 2 Junior selection committee not 2 send Naseem shah to play under 19 world cup.He already played international cricket & should work hard Technically & Physically to get better at that level.Would be fruitful to use this opportunity to send any other fast bowler
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) December 23, 2019
Naseem Shah, the sixteen-year-old fast bowler, who made his debut last month in a Test match against Australia, was added in a 15-member team of for the ICC showpiece event of next year.
On the tweet of Hafeez, the Pakistan fans expressed them with a mixed response on Twitter.
“Can I give you a humble suggestion? Khuda ka wasta hay…..ub yeh riwaj Pakistan cricket main daal he do keh ….ba-izzat tareeqay se retire ho jao.?? koi retire he nahi hota, sub nikalay he jatay hain,” a user said on Twitter.
“No he should play u19 WC to bring world cup home by giving his best,” another one joined in.
“Tremendous suggestion, now Naseem‘s level is higher than under19 player and this is the right time to bring a new bowler and provide him the opportunity,” a fan tweeted, in support of Hafeez.
Here is how Twitter Reacted:
Can I give you a humble suggestion?
Khuda ka wasta hay…..ub yeh riwaj Pakistan cricket main daal he do keh ….ba-izzat tareeqay se retire ho jao. 🙏
koi retire he nahi hota, sub nikalay he jatay hain. 😒
— Ahmed Nadeem (@Ahmed__Nadeem) December 24, 2019
No he should play u19 WC to bring world cup home by giving his best
— Zaman Junaid (@ZamanJunaid1) December 23, 2019
Tremendous suggestion, now naseem´s level is higher thn under19 player and thisis the right tym to bring a new bowler and provide him opportunity.
— Arif Uddin (@ArifMemom049) December 23, 2019
Hafeez bhai you should also get retirement so a new young talent may get a chance. You have played enough cricket and did nothing. Now is the time to get away with honor and grace. One needs a courage to feel shame.
— Mohammed Adnan (@iamadnan123) December 23, 2019
Well he's gonna be an asset for Pakistan in U19
— Haroon Akhtar (@IMHaroonAkhtar) December 23, 2019
On Monday the history was scripted by Naseem as a youngest fast bowler, and overall as a second youngest, in one Test innings to claim a five-wicket haul.
The fast express bowling of Naseem helped Pakistan to bowl Sri Lanka out for 212 runs and it helped them to win their first-ever Test series in over a decade at home.