Pakistan Under-19 all-rounder Mohammad Shehzad has wished to become an all-rounder like the former captain, Imran Khan, the greatest of the game and currently is admired by the number one T20 batsman Babar Azam.
“Imran Khan is my all-time favorite cricketer, while Babar Azam is the one batsman that I admire from the current generation,”
Shehzad in a video released by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on their official youtube video said that after his father’s death at an early age and has committed to take the responsibility of his family which includes mother and five younger brothers.
The 14-year-old on his early days of cricket said, “Due to lack of cricket infrastructure and facilities in Dera Ghazi Khan, I was advised to move to Lahore. I joined Pak Lions Cricket Academy two years ago and harnessed my skills there,”
“I am delighted at my inclusion in the Pakistan squad for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup. I am hopeful of doing well in the tournament. Head coach Ijaz Ahmed is guiding me as I am working on further improving my temperament, along with batting and bowling techniques,” He added.
Shehzad also wants to represent Pakistan and wants to become the youngest cricketer to play at the international level at the age of 14.
Last year in 2019, Shehzad caught the attention of selectors by performing against Australia Under-16 in a one-day and T20 series in the UAE.
Against Bangladesh Under-16, he scored 72 runs in two one-day matches and 126 runs in two three-day games that earned him a spot in the ICC Under-19 World Cup squad.