IND vs ENG Lions 2024: England’s Shoaib Bashir Returns To England Due To Not Getting Visa. A disappointing story is emerging for Bashir and the England team.
The spinner has now been forced to return to the UK due to delays in getting a visa, ruling him out of the crucial first Test against India.
Captain Ben Stokes is not happy with the exclusion of 20-year-old off-spinner Bashir and has expressed regret over the entire matter.
This situation is reminiscent of previous incidents involving players of Pakistani origin entering India.
Usman Khawaja, Rehan Ahmed, and even the entire Pakistan team in the World Cup had to face similar delays, highlighting the ongoing political tension in the cricket world. Shoaib Bashir’s dream of debut has been postponed due to visa-related problems.
This is a double blow for Shoaib Bashir, who impressed everyone with his stellar performance at the Lions Training Camp and earned a place in the Test team.
He played the match with full dedication to showcase his spin magic on the turning pitches of the subcontinent. But, the visa delay took away this golden opportunity from him.
Due to Shoaib Bashir not getting a visa, he is currently staying in UAE. ECB has sought help from BCCI in this regard and has demanded to grant a visa to the player as soon as possible.
The ECB has expressed hope that the player will get the visa by this evening. Due to Shoaib Bashir not getting the visa, all the other England players reached India on Sunday itself, but Shoaib is still stuck in UAE.
When a user named Jayesh Ande said that the player did not get the visa, being a Pakistani now seems no less than a crime.
Apart from this, a user named Unseen Uncut said that the same would happen to anyone whose name has been tarnished by Pakistan.