- Naseem Shah’s father reveals he would beat the beat for skipping his studies to play cricket.
- He says he wanted Naseem to get a job abroad.
- A proud father says he prayed a lot for his son during the game against Afghanistan.
The father of Pakistani pacemaker Naseem Shah, who led the Green Shirts to victory against Afghanistan to secure a place in the Asian Cup final, has made some interesting revelations about his son.
Speaking to a private news channel, Naseem’s father said: “I beat Naseem several times for playing cricket, asking him to focus on his studies instead.”
He said that Naseem studied up to grade 10 and wanted him to go and work abroad.
Pacer’s father went on to say that Naseem always had a lot of talent and when Naseem joined the national team, everyone was proud of him. “None of us supported Naseem, only his brother secretly gave him money,” he said.
“When his mother was alive he used to say that one day I will play for Pakistan. We used to laugh saying how a man from Dir would join the Pakistani team,” the father revealed by Naseem.
Considering his mother perhaps his biggest fan, Naseem’s father said he misses the pacemaker a lot. “He thinks about her and cries a lot. He says if mum was there she would have been very happy to see me in the Pakistan shirt.”
Speaking of the match against Afghanistan in which Naseem’s two sixes on the first two serves in the final helped Pakistan snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, his father said: “I prayed a lot for him in the game against Afghanistan. I dreamed [when we won].”
“Before, I didn’t know what cricket was, what was bowling and what was batting. I found out when my son went [to play for Pakistan],” he added.
In response to Bollywood actress Urvashi Ratela reportedly post an edited video showing her with Naseemhis father said, “I saw it, but I don’t know what is true and what is false. I’ve no idea.
Talking about Naseem’s wedding plans, he said he discussed it with his son who replied that he has no plans to marry anyone for the next four or five years.
The feeling of rhythm is ready to play for pakistan today after resting during the dress rehearsal against Sri Lanka on Friday.
The decisive match for the 2022 Asian Cup title will be played at 7 p.m. at the Dubai International Stadium.