Ahmed Shehzad has been making waves in the ongoing National T20 Cup 2023/24, drawing praise from fans and former players for his exceptional performances.
Representing Lahore Whites in the competition, Shehzad leads the run charts with 213 runs at an outstanding average of 106.50.
He earned further praise and admiration after he revealed that he turned down the offer to participate in the lucrative Abu Dhabi T10 League.
Most SIXES in National T20 so far:
– AHMAD SHAHZAD 12* in 3 inns
– Zeeshan Malik 10 in 3 inns
– Iftikhar Ahmed 9 in 4 inns
– Aamer Azmat 8 in 2 inns@iamAhmadshahzad has transformed himself and upped his power-hitting game to meet modern-day cricket standards 🔥🔥 #NationalT20 pic.twitter.com/xAHHFJX3Ju
— Farid Khan (@_FaridKhan) December 1, 2023
Ahmed Shahzad earned the No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), but he still preferred to play National T20 Cup. Moreover, his decision stemmed from his strong commitment to showcasing his skills for Lahore Whites in the National T20 Cup.
Shehzad conveyed his dedication to prioritizing his country’s domestic cricket over lucrative international leagues.
“I respectfully declined the offer to play in the ongoing Abu Dhabi T10 League. My focus remains on Lahore Whites in the National T20 Cup, aligning with my belief in placing Pakistan first. I aim to set an example for aspiring youngsters by prioritizing national commitments,” he expressed via X.
Acknowledging the support from the PCB for his NOC, Shehzad expressed his gratitude while reaffirming his dedication to respecting and promoting domestic cricket.
He expressed aspiration to be a role model for the youth watching the tournament.
I have respectfully refused a contract to play in the ongoing season of Abu Dhabi T10 League as I believe I have some unfinished business with my team Lahore Whites in National T20 Cup, and I want to carry on playing domestic cricket in Pakistan. I have always believed in putting… pic.twitter.com/d0h6AHyUdF
— Ahmad Shahzad 🇵🇰 (@iamAhmadshahzad) November 30, 2023
Shehzad highlighted his relentless pursuit of an international comeback, emphasizing his commitment to returning to the Pakistan team.
“I am making sacrifices and striving relentlessly to earn a place in the Pakistan team. Representing Pakistan is an unparalleled commitment. Beyond material wealth, the passion for playing for the country is unparalleled,” he affirmed.
With unwavering determination and reliance on his performance, Shehzad remains steadfast to earn his spot in the national squad through hard work and dedication.
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