Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad has made some interesting revelations about how he became a victim of Politics in Pakistan cricket due to which he lost place in the team. Ahmed Shehzad represented Pakistan in 13 Tests, 81 ODIs and 59 T20Is. He was supposed to be the next big thing in Pakistan cricket.
But Ahmed Shehzad lost his way due to inconsistency in batting performances and poor discipline. Shehzad blamed Waqar Younis for destroying his cricketing career. He said, “I have not seen the report myself, but a PCB official told me that these remarks have been said regarding me.”
Ahmed Shehzad also said that he wasn’t allowed to present his case in front of PCB. Ahmed Shehzad said, “But I believe that these things should be discussed face-to-face, and I am ready to take on that challenge. Then we will see who is right and who is wrong. Their words hurt my career, especially since I was not allowed to present my case.”
Waqar Younis in a report to PCB said that Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad should play domestic cricket to get their spot back. Talking about this remark of Waqar, Shehzad said,” This was a pre-planned approach, and they wanted to kill two birds with one stone”.
“Kohli career picked off because of Dhoni”- Ahmed Shehzad talks about jealousy within Pakistan dressing room
Ahmed Shehzad revealed that several members in the team started associating his name with Umar Akmal. “Some of my teammates tried to associate my name with Umar Akmal by planning to give a negative impression regarding me. I will not say their name but I will not make this public. It started from within the team.”, he said.
Umar Akmal said that he didn’t get the proper backing in his career. He also gave an example of how Virat Kohli was backed by MS Dhoni in his tough phase. Shehzad said: “Kohli’s career picked off amazingly because he found MS Dhoni but unfortunately, here in Pakistan, your people cannot stand your success.”