Wasim Khan rubbished claims about the young pacer forging his age
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) was left fuming after stories doubting the accuracy of Pakistan’s 16-year-old pacer Naseem Shah’s age started making the rounds.
The PCB’s Chief Executive Wasim Khan rubbished claims about the young pacer forging his age.
"You only need to look at his face," Khan told The Tonk according to Nine Network Australia. "He's hardly got any growth on his face. In terms of that, people question it no doubt, just because of his age and the fact that he's a mature lad and the fact that he's playing international cricket at this age.”
"But the bottom line is he's 16 years old and he's playing. We don't really care what India think," he added.
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Former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif, on Friday, had taken a dig at the young pacer’s age.
Kaif quoted a year old tweet by a sports journalist, in which Naseem was mentioned as a 17-year-old pace bowler.
The former cricketer replied to the tweet with a jibe at the credibility of the young pacer’s age, since a year later Naseem’s official age is 16 instead of being 18.
Looks a terrific prospect. But is 16 now, aging backwards i think https://t.co/frlg06ZIFk— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) November 22, 2019