Ahmed Shehzad Biography
Ahmed Shehzad was born on 23 November 1991 in Lahore Pakistan. He is a right handed opening batsman who has played all three forms of the game.
Ahmed made his first class cricket debut in 2007, later he also played in for the under-19 side and the same year he made a brilliant 167 against England in a Test series and helped his side chase a tough score of 342.
His run of form did not slow down as he kept showing exceptional performances against the Aussies and later versus Bangladesh.
He was soon selected to for the senior team after such strong performances at youth level.
Ahmed made his ODI debut against Australia in April 2009, but unfortunately he got run out scoring just 4 runs.
A month later he made his T20 debut, which was also not a picture perfect one scoring 4 runs against Australia.
Ahmed had another chance to prove his potential when he made his Test debut against Sri Lanka. In the first innings, opening the innings with Khurram Manzoor, he was able to score 38. Subsequently, in the second innings, he made his first half century in Test cricket scoring a 55 off 109 balls.
Rise to Glory
Ahmed probably had his best time in cricket in the year 2014. In Tests, he made 141 against Sri Lanka and later he scored 131 Australia.
He did decentlu against Bangladesh and New Zealand, making 103 and 113 in the ODIs he played that year, showing his worth to his team.
Affairs of discipline and on field controversies are unfortunately a part of Shehzad’s career.
He was banned for a match in 2011 for showing dissent in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, this was only the second time the first being a month ago.
The Pakistan Cricket Board had to issue Shehzad a reprimand due to his frequent dissension with Srilankan player Dilshan. Due to such bad reputation and constant record of indiscipline Shehzad was dropped from the Cricket World Cup squad in 2015.
The Pakistan Super League group stage match vs Peshawar Zalmi saw Shehzad again crossing the boundaries to exchange words and physical contest with fast bowler Wahab Riaz. PCB issued a fine for the same to both the players.
Ahmed Shehzad is the only batsman of Pakistan to score centuries in all three formats of the game. He is also the only Pakistani to hit most sixes and most runs in a T20 innings.