Naseem Shah has been making waves even before making his Test debut just for the raw pace he can generate at such a young age. The Pakistan team management was so much impressed with his potential that a 16-year-old Naseem went on to make his Test debut against Australia last week in Brisbane. <p></p> <p></p>During a tour match earlier, against the home team, Naseem had given a trailer of the damage he can cause as he left the Australian batsmen huffing and puffing with his sheer pace and bounce. <p></p> <p></p>But it's not just his on-field exploits that have caught the eye. The confusion over his age has given rise to a controversy when an old interview with West Indies legend Andy Roberts resurfaced online where Naseem is being talked about as a bright 16-year-old prospect in 2016. <p></p> <p></p>However, his childhood coach Suleiman Qadir has dismissed those notions saying Naseem underwent proper verification including a bone test that confirms his age. "Andy Roberts is not Naseem Shah's father. I can guarantee you that he is 16 years of age. He came to our academy some 4 years ago and was twelve then," Suleiman, son of late spin legend Abdul Qadir, told the <em>Asian Age</em>. <p></p> <p></p>He added, "He has undergone Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) conducted bones tests and a panel of doctors had also confirmed his age. Yes, in the past I do agree that in the absence of birth-certificates the age of certain cricketers were questioned. But in the case of Naseem Shah, he already has a birth certificate and a smart card. In our country Smart Card becomes a National Identity Card when a person crosses 18 and Naseem is still holding the Smart Card." <p></p> <p></p>Naseem bowled 20 overs to return figures of 1/68 as Pakistan went on to lose the Test by an innings and five runs. <p></p> <p></p>The second Test gets underway from Friday.