Ahmed Shehzad an aggressive opening Batsman for Pakistan cricket team life history & achievements will be discussed in this article. His records & performances will be highlighed which made Pakistan team victorious in various situations.
Ahmed Shehzad Life History
Ahmed Shehzad was born on 23 November, 1991 in Lahore. His father died when he was two years old. He was raised by his Mother. He played his first domestic match for Lahore shalimars in 2007 & after that he is part of Lahore Lions. He also played for Pakistan U-19 team. His 167 runs knock helped Pakistan U-19 team to chase down 342 target against England. He presented several outclass performances in Domestic matches which made him to Pakistan test squad for 2009 home series against Sri-lanka. He played his first ODI match against Australia in 2009. He was run out for 4 runs in that match. In the upcoming matches, he showed good performance by scoring 40,43, & 19 runs. He also made his T20 debut against Australia. He was selected for ICC T20 world cup 2009 where he only played opening game agaist England, yet remaining the part of squad of Champion team is a big achievement for Ahmed Shehzad.
In 2010, Ahmed Shehzad was called for series against New Zealand. He showed great performance by scoring his maiden fifty & hundred which made his place for ICC world cup 2011. He played 5 games but could not produce desire performance. In 2013, he was called for series against South Africa. A hundred in that series from Ahmed made Pakistan first Asian side to win bi-lateral ODI series in South Africa. He played his debut test against Sri-lanka in 2013 where he scored 38 & 55 runs in first and second innings respectively. He was also part of 2015 World cup. After the World cup, he was dropped from the team for some issues but he was again called for series against Sri-lanka. During PSL, Ahmed has got exchange of words with Wahab Riaz on which PCB has imposed fine on both these players.
Ahmed Shehzad Achievements & Records
Ahmed Shehzad has scored 3 test centuries which come against Sri-lanka, Australia, & New Zealand. Pakistan mananged to Won all of the matches. He scored 147, 131, & 176 respectively.
He scored 6 ODI centuries. First one came in 2011 & last one came in 2014. Pakistan managed to won all these matches except against Sri-lanka in 2013 in Dubai International Cricket Stadium, where he scored 124.
He scored 111 against Bangladesh in 2014 which resulted in victory for Pakistan.
- Ahmed Shehzad holds the record for being only Pakistani player to score century in all format of the game.
- He scored most runs in an inning in T20. He holds the record for hitting most sixes in an inning for Pakistan.
- First Pakistan opening player to struck 4 sixes in a Test match.
- He is also highest run scorer for Lahore Lions.