Mohammad Shahzad created a sensation by completing his half-century in just 18 balls. Last year too, Mohammad Shehzad entertained the audience by playing some brilliant innings. His team Deccan Gladiators won on the same innings of Mohammad Shahzad. Playing for the Deccan Gladiators, wicketkeeper batsman Mohammad Shehzad scored an innings of 50 runs in 18 balls with the help of 6 sixes against the Qalandars team. However, he was dismissed for 57 runs with the help of 3 fours and 6 sixes in 21 balls, but by then his team had reached a good position.
Deccan gladiators came out to bat first after losing the toss and scored 128 runs with 4 wickets loss in 10 overs on the basis of Shahzad’s stormy fifty. It included Captain Shane Watson’s 30 runs and Ben Cutting’s 21 runs. At the same time, the Qalandars team led by David Malan, chasing the target of 129 runs, could manage 104 runs losing 2 wickets in the prescribed 10 overs and lost the match by 24 runs.
Captain David Malan from Qalanders remained unbeaten after scoring 49 runs in 25 balls, but could not make his team win. Significantly, Mohammad Shahzad created a storm in the T10 League last year as well. Mohammad Shehzad scored 74 runs in 16 balls in just 17 minutes of play. Mohammad Shehzad had completed his half-century in 12 balls, which is the record for T10 league cricket.
Mohammad Shahzad was dropped by the Afghanistan Cricket Board for a year citing indiscipline. He had this action during the World Cup 2019 played in England and Wales. You will be surprised to know that the only century against India in ODI international cricket has come by the bat of wicketkeeper batsman Mohammad Shehzad. Apart from him, no Afghan player has scored a century against India.