Ahmed Shahzad says he was told to become Pakistan’s captain after WC 2015


ISLAMABAD – July 04 (ONLINE) Pakistan’s opening batsman Ahmed Shahzad has said he was told that he would become Pakistan’s captain after the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.

According to a news report, Shahzad, who has been out of green colors for quite a long time now, made these revelations while talking to a local media outlet.

“Najam Sethi met me in official meetings before the 2015 World Cup. In those meetings, he categorically told me that he was considering me for captaincy,” said Shehzad while speaking to a local media outlet.

“He said that I was capable enough to handle the world media and I could present Pakistan’s image in front of the world positively,” he added.

“We think that you speak well and you dress well. Plus you’re performing brilliantly, you’re our asset. Since this was Misbah-ul-Haq’s last tournament, he said I would lead the Pakistan side after 2015 World Cup and I should behave accordingly,” he further stated.

Shehzad recently also claimed that he was held back as senior players in the squad could not digest him making progress on the international stage. He also spoke out against former Pakistan coach Waqar Younis and captain Misbah-ul-Haq.