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While many cricketers are chasing lucrative overseas contracts, Ahmed Shehzad has focused on honing his skills in domestic cricket, hoping to earn a recall to the national team.
Despite facing off-field challenges and encountering issues with authorities, Shehzad's once-promising career has struggled to reach its full potential. Currently representing Lahore Whites in the ongoing National T20 Cup in Pakistan, Shehzad disclosed that he turned down a contract from the Bangla Tigers franchise for the Abu Dhabi T10 League to participate in the ongoing domestic season.
Using the social media platform 'X', the 32-year-old dynamic opener elaborated on his choice to prioritize domestic cricket. He expressed gratitude to the Pakistan Cricket Board and Bangla Tigers for their understanding. Shehzad has emerged as the leading run-scorer in the tournament, registering 213 runs in three matches, including three half-centuries, with an impressive average of 106.50.
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 the National T20 Cup, and I want to carry on playing domestic cricket in Pakistan."
"I have always believed in putting Pakistan first, and I will continue to strive towards earning a place in the national team once again. I would also like to thank the Bangla Tigers."
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
It's worth noting that the Lahore-born player's last international appearance dates back to 2019 in a T20I against Sri Lanka at home.
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