Gladiators’ Naseem Shah advised week-long rest after ankle sprain
Quetta Gladiators fast bowler Naseem Shah’s fitness has suffered another setback and he has been advised to rest for a week, media reported on Friday. Shah’s ankle was sprained while playing against Peshawar Zalmi on Thursday. A Gladiators official has said, however, that Naseem has been given treatment to which he is responding well. “Naseem has an injury to his left ankle. If needed, we will send him for a scan. However, so far he’s responding well to treatment and is feeling well,” the official said. Naseem had been unable to participate in the Gladiators’ first two matches owing to pain in his ribs which he had started to experience during the Test series against Bangladesh played in February. The teenage sensation has taken three wickets in the five matches of the Pakistan Super League 2020 he has played so far. He became the youngest player to score a hat-trick in Test cricket during the Bangladesh tour this year, breaking the record of Bangladeshi bowler Alok Kapali, just a week before his 17th birthday. Kapali, at the age of 19, had obtained a hat-trick against Pakistan in 2003.