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Naseem Shah names his top three batsmen in his dream hat-trick

The Pakistani pacer has named his top three scalps for a dream hat-trick in international cricket.

Pakistan have produced some amazing talents in the pace bowling department over the years. From Wasim Akram and Yaqar Younis to Shoaib Akhtar and Umar Gul, Pakistan has come up with several world-class talents on the international stage.

17-year-old Naseem Shah has been the latest name to come up through the ranks in Pakistan’s fast bowling department. Regarded as the next big thing in Pakistan cricket, Shah has already made a name for himself in international cricket.

Shah made his Test debut in Pakistan’s forgettable tour of Australia last year. Shah managed to dismiss swashbuckling Australian opener David Warner in his maiden test at the Gabba. The ball however turned out to be a no-ball and Warner survived.

Shah, aged 17, recently became the youngest bowler to bag a Test hat-trick against Bangladesh in Rawalpindi. He already has a five-wicket haul to his name picked up against Sri Lanka at the same venue. He has also plied his trade for the Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League.

Shah snubs Virat Kohli but names Rohit Sharma in his top three dream scalps list.

Shah was recently asked to pick three batsmen he would like to dismiss for a dream hat-trick. In an interview with Cricingif, Shah went on to name his top three scalps for a dream international hat-trick. The list, although featuring Rohit Sharma, has no mention of Indian skipper Virat Kohli.

The young gun started by picking England Test captain Joe Root as his first scalp. Shah went on to pick Indian white-ball vice captain Rohit Sharma as his second dream wicket. He also picked Aussie heavyweight and current number one ranked Test batsman Steve Smith as his third and final scalp.

Shah however did not include Virat Kohli’s name in his list. Shah had recently remarked that he had immense respect for Indian skipper but is not intimidated by him. The 17-year-old however hoped he could bowl well against Kohli when the chance presents itself and not let his fans down.

The teenager went to mention that his primary goal would be becoming the number one bowler in Test cricket. He concluded by saying that his long-term goal would would be to play for Pakistan as long as possible and have a controversy-free career.

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