Ahmed Shehzad, who is impressing fans and former cricketers with his sublime performance in the ongoing National T20 Cup 2023/24, explained why he prioritizes the domestic competition over the Abu Dhabi T10 League.
A member of the Lahore Whites, Ahmed Shehzad, will represent them in the competition. With 213 runs from three innings at an average of 106.50, he leads the team in run scoring.
The right-handed batter, with 153 international matches and 5,058 runs, 10 centuries, and 25 fifties, revealed that despite receiving the No-Objection Certificate (NOC), he has refused a lucrative T10 contract to play for the Lahore Whites as he yearns to do so. Playing for his country first is Ahmed Shehzad’s goal to set an example for young people.
During the ongoing season of the Abu Dhabi T10 League, I respectfully declined a contract because I have some unfinished business with my team, the Lahore Whites, in the National T20 Cup, and I want to continue playing domestic cricket in Pakistan,” he tweeted.
“I have always placed Pakistan first, and I will work hard to earn a place on the national team again.”
Despite receiving the NOC for the T10 League from the Pakistan Cricket Board, he said, “I want to continue respecting our domestic cricket and setting an example for youngsters watching us.”
It is important to note that, while watching the competition from the sidelines, Ahmed Shehzad stated that he is working hard and sacrificing things to achieve his international comeback.
“I’m making these sacrifices in order to be included in the Pakistani team,” he declared. “Being a Pakistani player is a different kind of obsession. Set aside money and material belongings; once you understand how important it is to play for your nation, you will battle until the end.
“My plans are similar.” I have nothing to hope from anyone but the Almighty Allah. Through my performances, I attempt to adjust to any circumstance.