Twitter verified Shahzad’s account just before T20 World Cup

Ahmad Shahzad

WEB DESK – Twitter authorities have finally verified the twitter account of Pakistani youngster cricketer Ahmad Shahzad’s twitter handle and awarded the Blue Tick on its header.

Ahmad Shahzad tweeted on Thursday thanking International Cricket Council (ICC) and Twitter for verifying his account.

The tweet was:

Shahzad is currently in Bangladesh as the part of Pakistani national cricket team to play in World Twenty20 Tournament. He tweeted earlier today informing his followers about the practice session. He said:

However, later it seemed as if due to heavy traffic on roads, Pakistani cricket team got a little late to reach the ground and Ahmed Shahzad fell sleep in the van. Meanwhile, some of his teammates took a snap which he never hesitated to share on twitter. Here it is:

Ahmed Shahzad’s profile on ESPN CricInfo

Ahmed Shehzad aims to be an aggressive batsman like Ricky Ponting, and he is well on his way if his top-order performances for Pakistan Under-19s are any indication. Shehzad made his first-class debut in January 2007, just two months after his 15th birthday, and has since established himself as an opening batsman for the U-19 team. His 167 in the same year helped Pakistan chase down a stiff 342 in the first Youth Test against England in Derby. He backed that up with impressive performances at home, scoring 315 runs – with a highest of 105 – as Australia Under-19s were thrashed 5-0. Another century followed in the Youth Test against Bangladesh, and he carried that form into the triangular tournament in Sri Lanka in 2008, which Pakistan won. He made it to the Pakistan Test squad for the home series against Sri Lanka the following year despite not being in the probables. A century in the tour game against the visitors changed his fortunes. He returned to the Under-19 circuit to represent Pakistan in the World Cup in New Zealand.

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 6 0 273 147 45.50 521 52.39 1 1 26 1 2 0
ODIs 45 45 1 1514 124 34.40 2116 71.55 5 6 156 14 17 0
T20Is 22 22 1 528 98* 25.14 459 115.03 0 3 59 15 7 0
First-class 53 92 3 3680 254 41.34 6030 61.02 8 20 515 24 56 0
List A 76 76 3 2658 130* 36.41 3467 76.66 7 14 292 30 31 0
Twenty20 87 87 4 2492 113* 30.02 1944 128.18 2 16 306 59 37 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3
ODIs 45 2 15 20 0 8.00 0 0 0
T20Is 22
First-class 53 42 1073 740 14 4/7 4/18 52.85 4.13 76.6 2 0 0
List A 76 17 378 367 5 1/10 1/10 73.40 5.82 75.6 0 0 0
Twenty20 87 14 180 280 10 2/10 2/10 28.00 9.33 18.0 0 0 0

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