Pakistan fast bowler Naseem Shah, who is 16 years old and 279 days old, became the youngest cricketer to test debut in Australia on Thursday when he played in the first Test of the two-match series in Gabba.
Young teen sensation made headlines after showing some serious momentum in the Australia vs Pakistan match. Sixteen-year-old young fans and cricketing pundits impressed with their ability to move the ball as they drew some good momentum from the wicket and upset the Australian Test batsmen.
Pakistan Speedster overtakes former Australian captain Ian Craig to set the record. Aussie Great Craig started his test career at the MCG in 1953 at the age of 17 vs proteas.
The 16-year-old became the ninth youngest player in Test cricket. Pakistan’s Hassan Raza, who started in 1996 at the age of 14 and 227 days, is the youngest.
Nassim also became the third youngest fast bowler to have debuted in Test cricket history.