Pakistan pacer Naseem Shah came up with a hilarious reply when a journalist continued to ask him questions in English ahead of the first Test against England. The three-match series will get underway in Rawalpindi on Thursday, December 1.
Shah, who is one of the most promising fast bowlers in world cricket, tried his best to answer all the questions. While most of the journalists asked questions in Hindi, one of the journalists asked back-to-back questions in English which led to a light moment during the press conference.
The journalist continued to ask questions about veteran England pacer James Anderson. Naseem Shah came up with a cheeky response, saying that he has burnt out his English speaking abilities.
“Brother, I have just 30% English, it’s finished now,” Shah said in a hilarious reply.
Naseem Shah has had a terrific start to his international cricket. The youngster has already picked up 33 wickets in 13 matches, including the best figures of 5/31. He will be one of the key figures as Pakistan look to continue their dominant record against England at home.
“Have learned a lot of things from him” – Naseem Shah shares his admiration for James Anderson
When asked to share his views on legendary English fast bowler James Anderson, Naseem Shah revealed that he has learned a lot from him and that his work ethic is a guiding principle for every youngster.
“I think it’s a big achievement because I am a fast bowler so I know how hard fast bowling is. He is a legend and he did a lot of hard work. We have learned a lot of things from him and whenever we meet, we discuss few things. He is 40 year old, he is still fit and playing so that shows the amount of hard work he is putting in,” Shah said.
England have toured Pakistan to play a Test series for the first time in 17 years. The last time they toured was in 2005-06 for a three-match series when they lost 2-0.