Naseem Shah's shoulder injury scare while fielding

Naseem Shah's discomfort was palpable as he received medical attention in the pavilion, with a doctor attending to him

Naseem Shah's shoulder injury scare while fielding PHOTO: Shafiq Malik

Naseem Shah injured his shoulder while trying to save a boundary in the first Super 4 stage against Bangladesh on Wednesday in Asia Cup 2023.

The incident occurred in the seventh over when Shaheen Afridi delivered a length ball angling into the leg, tempting Mohammad Naim to attempt a flick shot. However, the ball grazed off Naim's pads, trickling away behind the wicket. In an effort to save the boundary, Naseem sprinted from the fine leg position and slid to his left, but his leg inadvertently brushed against the boundary rope as he managed to pull the ball back.

Following this valiant effort, Naseem found himself lying on his stomach, immobile. His teammate, Rizwan, promptly rushed to his side to provide assistance. It became evident that Naseem had overextended his right shoulder during the slide. Although he managed to stand up after a few minutes, he was positioned beyond the boundary ropes. Mohammad Haris was summoned as the substitute fielder, and Naseem was subsequently taken off the field.

Naseem Shah's discomfort was visible as he received medical attention in the pavilion, with the physio attending to him. 

Naseem bowled three overs and secured a single wicket, conceding 22 runs, before exiting the field.

However, the pacer came back on the field after being on the sidelines for six overs as Pakistan fans breathed sigh of relief. 

Naseem finished with figures of 3/34 in his 5.4 overs, to help Pakistan bowl out Bangladesh for 193.