Pakistan cricket team opener Ahmed Shehzad is confident about his prolonging cricket despite facing a difficult time over the past couple of years.
While giving an interview to Cricket Pakistan, Shehzad said that he has learned a lot from his past experiences and is hopeful about playing for Pakistan for another 12 years.
“The past two years have been tough for but I have learned a lot in that span of time and hopefully this will prove beneficial in the my upcoming years in cricket,” said Shehzad. “Bearing in mind my fitness and skills, I think I can represent Pakistan for another 12 years and that is not an exaggeration.”Source: Cricket Pakistan
The cricketer also believes that he was criticized unfairly for his off the field activities.
“As far as criticism regarding my off-field activities is concerned, I think I was really young at that time but I also feel that the things I was criticised for were trivial matters,” he said.Source: Cricket Pakistan
Speaking about his overall career as a cricketer, Shehzad admitted that his performances in Test cricket left a lot to be desired.
“Back in the day I was a bit naïve which affected my cricket, especially in ODIs, but I have tried to put all of them behind and focus on prolonging my cricketing career,” he said. “I’m relatively satisfied with my career progression in Test and T20I cricket.”Source: Cricket Pakistan
The right-handed batsman also opened up about one of the most disappointing moments of his life, when he was handed a four-month ban by PCB for violating anti-doping rules.
“My positive dope test was one of the most disappointing moments of my life,” he said. “But I would like to give credit to PCB for offering guidance and helping me during that tough phase.”Source: Cricket Pakistan