Pakistan cricket fans are calling on Muhammad Amir to join the the team for the World Cup 2023 as Nasim Shah’s replacement. #AMIR was trending on social media platform X (formerly Twitter) in Pakistan since the previous two days.
Pacer Nasim Shah has sustained a shoulder injury during the Pak-India match on September 10, potentially causing him to miss World Cup 2023 and the upcoming season of PSL (Pakistan Super League). The PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) is seeking a second pacer option for the tournament.
The news has left fans disappointed because Naseem Shah is a key-performer bowler in the Pakistan cricket team.
Muhammad Amir retired from the Pakistan Cricket team in 2020. He played his last match against Sri Lanka in Karachi.
Here are fan reactions on X:
Naseem Shah injury is another reason why you shouldn’t regard every bilateral white ball as a question of life and death! It will hurt you in long run if you don’t manage your key players. media in pakistan has a big role in letting fans know that a bilateral loss doesn’t matter— Chandresh Narayanan (@chand2579) September 16, 2023
only amir can replace naseem shah ngl— Mirzay. (@lmaomirzay) September 16, 2023
Only Mohammad Amir Can Replace Naseem Shah. C'mon PCB You Can Do It! 🥺♥ pic.twitter.com/0enjDpEgK5— WaQar Azam✪ (@iamwazam) September 16, 2023
Politics aside, Naseem Shah's man to man replacement is only M Amir at the moment…. #WC2023— H A S S A N (@Not_That_Hassan) September 16, 2023
Muhammad Amir should replace Naseem Shah in the World Cup squad. pic.twitter.com/TCB3R7oXNP— Kifayat Ali (@KiffayatAli) September 16, 2023
Nazar is a real man, and we are doomed.— S (@xtrracover0) September 16, 2023
I can't believe we will have to play the World Cup without Naseem Shah. This hurts so much.pic.twitter.com/CoD12CkMTo
Lost Asia Cup back to back, lost World Cup back to back, Naseem Shah got injured before the WC 2023, Fakhar and Shadab are out of form.— . (@itsokayAbdullah) September 16, 2023
We are in shambles pic.twitter.com/p64ExX5msv
me on my way to donate every bone of my body to naseem shah:pic.twitter.com/Ssd3WTDEaD— عثمان (@usmssss) September 16, 2023