Watch: Naseem Shah Break Down In Tears After Pakistan’s Loss To India In 2024 T20 World Cup

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In a heart-wrenching scene at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium, Pakistan’s young fast-bowling sensation, Naseem Shah, was seen in tears after a narrow six-run defeat to India in the T20 World Cup. Despite his resilience, Pakistan fell short of the 120-run target, marking their seventh defeat in T20 World Cup history, including a bowl-out.

Naseem showcased immense resilience during the final over of Pakistan’s chase, needing 18 runs against India’s Arshdeep Singh. His valiant efforts, including a skillful scoop shot over the keeper and a boundary at deep backward point, weren’t enough to secure victory.

Naseem Shah Destroyed India’s Top Order

Earlier in the game, Naseem led Pakistan’s bowling attack with a stellar performance, removing Indian star Virat Kohli cheaply in his opening over and dismissing Axar Patel and Shivam Dube. His impressive figures of 4-0-21-3 highlighted his talent and potential, even as Pakistan faced a potential early exit from the 2024 edition of the tournament.

The match, which saw India post a modest total of 119, was marked by Jasprit Bumrah’s three-wicket haul and Rishabh Pant’s crucial knock. Bumrah’s strategic bowling and Pant’s counter-attacking innings played pivotal roles in India’s victory. Pakistan lost the match even after taking complete control of the game.

This loss is a wake-up call for Pakistan and their poor batting lineup. Their hopes of going further in the tournament have already vanished into thin air after conceding back-to-back defeats at the hands of the Debutant USA and the cricketing giants India.

Naseem’s tears reflected the heartbreak of a narrow defeat and the high expectations placed on him, but his performance earned praise and demonstrated his promising future in international cricket.

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