DUBAI: Ahmad Shehzad, who was facing a ban from the game after he failed a random drug test conducted during a domestic tournament, is garnering reward of his self-analysis and has taken a cue from India’s cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar in his quest to make a comeback for Pakistan.
Shehzad, who was slapped with a five-month ban for two violations of the Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) anti-doping rules, led from the front in Quetta Gladiators’ 43-run in against Islamabad United in the last match of the UAE leg of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
“I had a talk with Sachin and he was stressing that you should not regret,” said Shehzad after scoring a 43-ball 72 to give Quetta a total that Islamabad failed to reach despite the best efforts from New Zealander Luke Ronchi.
“In his interviews also, he has said that one should do so much hard work that there shouldn’t be any regret. I have tried to do that. As a Muslim, you believe that things will happen as per the wishes of Allah but if your process is good and giving 110 per cent then that’s what is important. I’m confident that I can comeback into the Pakistan team. This one thing that one shouldn’t forget and I have learnt that from a young age,” said the Ahmad Shehzad.