Pakistan’s all-rounder, Haris Sohail was "visibly shaken" to his guts and was unable to train after he claimed having an encounter with a ghost in his hotel room at Christchurch, New Zealand.

The Pakistani Cricket team are in New Zealand for two warm-up matches and two one-day-internationals before the cricket World Cup.

Team manager  Maveed Akram Cheeva said that the spinner looked "shaken and feverish" when they found him in his room that night after he called them to say he had been woken up by his bed been shaken by an a "supernatural presence"

The player, 26 was thought to be suffering from a fever but a medical examination ruled that he was in good health.

“He had a fever. We think it was the fever that caused it but the player still believes his bed was shaken by something and it was a supernatural something.”

Meanwhile, management of the hotel at Christchurch, Rydges Latimer says it knows of "no active ghost" on its premises.

Sohail is just one of a few Cricketers who at one time claimed to have had encounters with ghosts.

England bowler Stuart Broad ran out of his room in July, saying he was woken in the night by his bathroom taps coming on for no reason.

Australia all-rounder Shane Watson had to sleep on team-mate Brett Lee's floor when he was reportedly frightened by the ghost of Lumley Castle in Chester-le-Street during the 2005 Ashes tour.