Teenage sensation Naseem Shah breaks down in tears as he is handed debut cap

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A rather special moment was witnessed before the start of the first Test between Pakistan and Australia in Brisbane on Thursday when 16-year-old Naseem Shah was handed his debut cap by the Pakistan team. 

The young pacer was surrounded by the whole team and management when he was handed the cap by bowling coach Waqar Younis. The cap-giving is a cricketing tradition for those making their debut.

However, the moment was made even more special by Naseem Shah who broke down in tears after receiving the outpouring of love and support from his team mates after Waqar handed him his cap. 

The young pacer is the youngest ever cricketer to make their debut in Australia, and also recently suffered the loss of his mother. The emotions just got the better of him as he prepared to play his first match for Pakistan.

In the video, Shah can be seen struggling to hold back his tears a good few seconds after he has worn the cap and as all the team mates gather around him and pat him on the back with words of encouragement. 

Earlier on Monday, Pakistan captain Azhar Ali had said that Naseem would become the youngest player to make his Test debut in Australia, and would likely to face the best batsman in the world in Steve Smith. 

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