Ahmed Shehzad, absent from all formats of Pakistan cricket for an extended period, is embarking on a new venture. Reports suggest that he is set to establish a cricket academy in Balochistan, aiming to support the development of young cricketers in the province.
Once regarded as Pakistan’s promising opening batsman, Ahmed Shehzad made history as the first Pakistani to score a T20I century. However, he has been conspicuously absent from the national team since his T20I match against Sri Lanka in October 2019.
Further compounding his disappointment, Shehzad was not selected by any of the six franchises in the 2024 Pakistan Super League (PSL) player draft held last December. Frustrated by this setback and a series of rejections, he opted to retire from PSL.
Despite being excluded from the PSL, the 32-year-old batsman recently took part in a training camp ahead of the T20I series against New Zealand. Speculation arose that he might make a comeback to the national side.