Naseem Shah’s tears are breaking Pakistanis’ hearts

The bowler was dubbed a 'true champion' after giving it his all against India.
10 Jun, 2024

Pakistani pacer Naseem Shah has left cricket fans heartbroken after he teared up following Pakistan’s nail-biting loss against India in last night’s ICC T20 World Cup match. Shah appeared inconsolable as India won the match by six runs.

Pictures of him crying went viral as the match ended, and Pakistanis couldn’t help but shower him with their love and support.

On the pitch, even the Indian team was spotted consoling Shah, with captain Rohit Sharma patting him on the back. Fans were quick to highlight that Shah’s efforts earned him “respect and appreciation from the rivals”. We’re not going to lie, seeing how dejected the pacer looked as he shook hands with Indian cricketers almost had us in tears too.

It’s hurting our hearts just looking at these pictures and reliving the trauma. We hope you’re grateful for this article because we hate looking at Naseem Shah upset.

Musicians Hassan and Roshaan declared that their next album would be dedicated to Shah. They weren’t alone in expressing such sentiments, as another X (formerly Twitter) user proclaimed that they would name their daughter after the cricketer.

We have an inkling that Naseem is about to become a really popular name really soon.

What made the whole situation worse was that Shah performed outstandingly in the match. He made 10 runs off four balls, including two boundaries, while Shahdab Khan, Imad Wasim and Iftikhar Ahmed combined “couldn’t hit even one boundary in 39 balls faced”.

Fans of the sport — including those “ridiculously impartial” to Pakistan’s performances — emphasised how “heartbreaking” the scene was and criticised the performances of batsmen who fell short, with some urging them to “resign gracefully” to make room for younger, better players.

Others called for Shah to be named captain of the Pakistan cricket team as he appeared to be the only one who cared about the outcome of the match.

Support continued to pour in long after the match was over, with people praising his “warrior spirit” as the only positive.

“Though Pakistan lost, Naseem Shah emerged as a true winner,” a netizen wrote, and we couldn’t agree more.

Meanwhile, fans were ready to give their whole hearts to Shah. Literally.

“You’re a hero. The whole country is behind you, Naseem Shah.”

We hope the cricketer feels better soon, but more so we hope the Pakistan Cricket Board is paying for his therapy.

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Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Jun 10, 2024 02:24pm
Well done Naseem Shah. Keep it up and hang on tough. Remember, winning and losing is part of the game. At the end of the day, it's the spirit of participation and trying your best which matters.
Changez Khan Jun 10, 2024 02:40pm
You must perform and show the results NOT tears. Bunch of crying babies, go and sit home with mama.
Sridhar Raghunatha Rao Jun 10, 2024 02:47pm
In my opinion, T20 cricket is designed more to entertain audiences and not meant for talented and skilful players. In 20 overs scoring big is the only criteria and win or loss is just consequential. We should not attach too much importance to it and stop criticizing non performers whereby we will only be demoralizing them.
Hs Jun 10, 2024 03:04pm
Would Pakistan be declared T20 WC winners if the entire team cried before every match? They'd be world champions.
parveez shafi Jun 10, 2024 03:22pm
The two problems with the team. The management, I can write a book on this. Why is it that we take unfit players to these big tournaments? Second our players are mentally very weak, they don't seem to use their head. There was no need to play the shot that Rizwan got out to. All we needed was singles, and you always get a 4 here and there. So no need to go for the big shots, specially when we don't have a finisher.
Hamid Khan Jun 10, 2024 03:36pm
Naseeb Shah is the best bowler All the Nation is behind you Naseem Shah you played well and Good But we know Ur feelings ❤️❤️
Javid Shirazi Jun 10, 2024 03:55pm
True fighter.
chetan vyas Jun 10, 2024 04:10pm
well played both teams ,
Gulab Jun 10, 2024 04:14pm
Everybody needs to relax a little. It's only a game; you win some, you lose some.
Dr Dummy Jun 10, 2024 04:26pm
Showing emotions is common for some but is it the first time he was crying?! He needs to grow up and become used to the match results while playing against superior teams. Yes, most likely, he won't be able to see other major centers at this T20 tournament.
Naeem Jun 10, 2024 04:34pm
He is young and plays naturally. I’m afraid that he will soon become institutionalized in the midst of the other useless Pakistani players.
Imtiaz Hydari Jun 10, 2024 04:36pm
Indeed it is time for many of the hyped players make way for a new young team led by Naseem Shah. Pakistan lost but Naseem won our hearts. He is a true champion
Gnay Aly Akber Jun 10, 2024 04:36pm
Actually many in Dressing room , Cricket BOARD & in media are jealousy after he hit 2 consecutive Sixes against Afghanistan in Asia Cup-2022. Even knowing his track record as TRULY HONESTLY SPIRITED WARRIOR wasn't prompted in Batting Order Why NASEEM SHAH who is man of crises & shines
Javed Safdar Jun 10, 2024 04:55pm
Naseem Shah you have lifted us from the depths of sadness, your heroic efforts will not go in vain, our spirits are back, time for rest of the team to fight it out in the next few games
RK Jun 10, 2024 05:31pm
Grow up kids sports are only for fun
Shahid Jun 10, 2024 06:06pm
We only lost because babar azam Did not give Naseem and shaheen earlier chance to bat inspite of knowing they are hard hitters. If we have to loose even when babar is in the team why not loose by replacing him with a new player
Anees Jun 10, 2024 06:41pm
Why is he crying. He knew what's happening ahead of him. The losers were losing the match. He knew that it was too late when he got in. Heads up young man !!. You did that is expected of you. Heads up and walk tall.
Imran Jun 10, 2024 06:44pm
Naseem is the only true patriot in this team. All others are just overpaid club level cricketers. Each and everyone running the show at PCB should be fired and the entire cricket structure starting from the chairman PCB should be revamped. Will it actually happen, probably not. Well done Naseem Shah.
Imran Jun 10, 2024 06:50pm
There needs to be accountability otherwise such heart break for Pakistani fans will continue to happen. Remove those from the team that have proved worthless and not fit for a national side again and again. And definitely fire all those at the helm of PCB.
MBA Jun 10, 2024 06:53pm
Our miserable budget for sport should not be used for cricket - big groups, spoiled people. It should be invested for other sports and for women teams. This team needs a lot of change, good training and psychological help. Probably we can show ourselves after five years at world arena - if we have a winning team to present. Until now we are throwing out good money to buy heartach.
HUSSEINALLY j hASHAM Jun 10, 2024 07:02pm
Bowlers bowl bowlers bat and batters who call themselves KINGS of Pakistan cricket team can't do anything but hang their heads down always always.
Taj Ahmad-USA Jun 10, 2024 07:10pm
Naseem Shah is our hero and the entire Pakistani nation loves him.
Matt Jane Jun 10, 2024 07:35pm
The bowlers need to bat and batters need to bowl is how you make champion teams. Naseem did his part. Both India and Pakistan neglect this development with predictable results.
Taj Ahmad Jun 10, 2024 07:50pm
Great moment, when Rohit Sharma comforting Naseem Shah after the T20 group match against Pakistan in New York. Well done Indian Team and Naseem Shah for Pakistan.
JustSaying Jun 10, 2024 10:01pm
Hats Off to this young Athlete... A True Loyal Warrior.. Best of Luck in the Future Matches....
MA Jun 10, 2024 10:51pm
Matches are won not by trickling down of tears but through stiff unwavering commitment, bravery and rational decisions.Fear and phychosis is suitable case for accepted defeat even before facing the opponent. It's norm in most fields of the country.
Suresh Parekh Jun 11, 2024 01:06am
Naseem Shah - Great player--- Deserve respect. I feel sad to see tears in his eyes. Hope they make super-8 and get another chance to compete. I was at the game, happy to see India's triumph over Pakistan but sad to see tears in Naseem eyes.
Mazhar Jun 11, 2024 02:51am
Reminds me of Pakistan fans making fun of Kohli when he was in tears after losing ODI world cup final to Australia. I guess that's karma.
Ron Jun 11, 2024 04:50am
Please STOP this drama on screen and perform off screen..on Fields
Dan Jun 11, 2024 07:36am
After the match, I asked my Pakistani friend. Kon hai ye log! Kaha se leke aye aap inko. Kaise ye loss achieve kiya inhone!
Please Take care of them! Jun 11, 2024 09:48am
Shadab, Imad & Iftekhar Cha Cha should never see the Pitches again!
P.N FOTEDAR Jun 11, 2024 10:10am
NYS Jun 11, 2024 10:28am
There need to be collective effort in the field where you are ... Naseem keep your morale high nation spirits are with courageous
Javid Shirazi Jun 11, 2024 02:49pm
Naseem is a great fighter.
Dango Jun 11, 2024 02:53pm
I do not know why this is being stretched like this.On that pitch anything can happen.I will not blame anyone in this. India won,Pakistan lost....all in the game.The pitch was substandard and unpredictable, period.
Prakash Jun 11, 2024 03:22pm
Naseem Shah put his 200%. Pakistan needs few more like him to be a side which can live up to its reputation. Many Indians loved his motivation level. Keep it up.
Partha Sarathi Dhar Jun 11, 2024 06:48pm
This small boy will take time to be seasoned....
Pure soul Jun 11, 2024 11:29pm
Naseem Shah should be the captain of Pakistan team.
Mirza Jun 12, 2024 12:08am
Naseem os crying because he will be out of the team permanently after the T20 World Cup.
Kannan From India Jun 12, 2024 11:29pm
Hats off Naseem. Winning and Losing is intermittent. But the fighting spirit is perennial. You possess that and that will take you and your team to great heights.