Shehzada of Pakistan cricket, Ahmed Shehzad aims to be an aggressive batsman. The Lahore-born opener who attended Cathedral High School began his cricketing journey at the age of seven and has never looked back, representing Pakistan at the under-13, under-16, and under-19 level.
He has played for Pakistan, Barbados Tridents, Barisal Burners, Habib Bank Limited, Jamaica Tallawahs, Lahore Eagles, Lahore Lions, Lahore Ravi, Lahore Shalimar, Multan Sultans, Pakistan Under-19s, Quetta Gladiators and central Punjab.
Shahzad first got consideration when Pakistan under-19 was playing a two-match Youth Test series in England in 2007. He scored a shimmering 167 to lead Pakistan to an exciting success in Derby. The second most elevated scorer for Pakistan in that innings.
Ahmed Shehzad is one of those talented batsman that Pakistan have attempted to sustain over decades now.
Having made his first-class debut at the age of 16 in 2007 for Lahore, Ahmed rose the ladder to international cricket quicker than his peers to picked for the ODI team. In between that, he was a part of two under-19 World Cup teams in 2008 and 2010.
In November 2007, Pakistan under-19 hosted Bangladesh U-19, where Shahzad scored 104 in the first innings of the only youth test played and Pakistan drew that test.
He made his debut as a 17-year old against the mighty Aussies in an ODI series in UAE.
He was also part of Pakistan’s WT20 winning side in 2009.
He has also played in 2011 & 2015 Worldcup.
Ahmad gained more attention in world cup 2011, played under the captaincy of Shahid Afridi, being the youngest yet most talented batsman with the strongest selfie game.
Issues of fitness and discipline were standing out as truly newsworthy for Ahmed and runs had assumed a lower priority. Yet, solid performances at the domestic level and in the PSL, continue reminding the selectors about the pedigree that he still possessed. In his overall career, Shahzad has demonstrated a splendid ability to skillfully pile on the runs. He has batted as an opener all through his career and has never propelled himself down the request to abstain from seeing the new ball.
he’s the only Pakistani batsman to have scored centuries in all international formats of the game (i.e. Test, ODI and T20I)
Most runs, most sixes in a T20 innings by a Pakistani batsman.
Most runs (168) in a two-match T20I series by a Pakistani cricketer.
He is Highest run-scorer for the Lahore Lions.
Second quickest batsman to score centuries in all three formats of international cricket (76 innings) just behind Lokesh Rahul.
Highest run-scorer for the current champions of PSL, Quetta Gladiators.
Highest run-scorer in the Pakistan Super League.
First Pakistani batsman to hit three consecutive sixes in T20I.
A few of his prominent scores with bat includes 176 vs New Zealand in Test match at Abu Dhabi.
111 vs Bangladesh in World T20 2014 Dhaka.
Also 98 not out against Zimbabwe in T20s.
He Scored 100 against South Africa in Port Elizabeth in 2013 when Pakistan was the first Asian side to beat South Africa in the ODI series in their home.
He has also scored 100 against New Zealand at Hamilton when Pakistan beat them in ODI series after a long wait.
And who can forget that knock of 103 vs Bangladesh in Dhaka which lead Pakistan to the finale of Asia cup 2014.
Ahmad Shahzad is advantageously helping all to remember us of how ‘fit’ he is. Right now doing a lot of hard work on his wellness which can be seen clearly. Regardless of dropping out from the national squad, He is persistently dazzling us with his performances in domestic cricket i.e ongoing Quaid-e-Azam trophy. Just turned 28-year-old, is driving his side since Babar and Azhar left for the national obligation and right now took his team to the last round. playing for Central Punjab has scored 243 runs in five matches, which incorporates three half-Centuries at an average of 30.37.
On the off chance that we investigate his last PSL performances, it’s excessively amazing.
his match-winning 73-run knock against Islamabad United, the opening batsman scored 99 runs against Karachi Kings which included eight fours and six maximums. It may have been in a losing cause, but it was one of his finest performances with the bat.
During his recent interview in Quaid-e-Azam trophy, he said,
“I have learned one thing in my life, and that’s to give your best and give 100 percent to whatever you’re doing. I have worked hard in the last two years and if you’ll see my daily routine now, you’ll be impressed.
“I can only try to give my best, the results are not always in my hands. What I have in my hands is my effort, my dedication, my hard work, and my discipline, and I can assure you that there won’t be any compromise on these things.”
Wishing the happiest birthday to the young lad and a great year ahead full of success, opportunities, and prosperity.”The Shahzada Of Pakistan Cricket”