'Bhai ke saath bura toh hua hai' - Fans react as Pakistan batter Ahmed Shehzad retires from PSL after not being picked

Ahmed Shehzad was recently in action for Lahore Whites in the recently concluded National T20 Cup, in which he was in brilliant form with the bat.

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Ahmed Shehzad (File Photo: Twitter)

Ahmed Shehzad (File Photo: Twitter)

In a recent piece of news, the star Pakistan batter Ahmed Shehzad has announced his immediate retirement from the franchise tournament of Pakistan, Pakistan Super League. Shehzad took this decision after he was ignored one more time and not picked in the fourth consecutive PSL draft from the last couple of years.

Recently, he was in action for Lahore Whites during the National T20 Cup 2023, in which he was in quite impressive form, hitting four consecutive half-centuries with the bat. Still, he was left out unpicked by all 6 participating franchises in the PSL 9 draft. 

Here's what Ahmed Shehzad wrote in his note

Subsequently, Ahmed Shehzad came up with an emotional note while announcing his retirement from the Pakistan Super League. He also mentioned the deliberate efforts to block the roads of chances for him in the PSL.

“A heartfelt goodbye to the Pakistan Super League! I’m writing this note which I thought I wouldn’t be writing this year. Another PSL draft goes by and the same old story – didn’t get picked. God knows why! ‘But they plan, and Allah plans. Indeed Allah is the best of planners,” wrote Shehzad in his note he shared over X (formerly Twitter) on his official account.

“I have tried hard by giving it all in the domestic circuit consistently in the last few years and did reasonably well in the National T20 Cup just before the PSL draft. There seems a deliberate effort to keep me out, even when franchises have opted for other performers with inferior numbers than me. But when everything is pre-planned it doesn’t matter. I don’t know whose responsibility it is to get top domestic performers in the PSL then,” he added later.

Furthermore, Shehzad also stated about parting his ways from PSL and looked quite emotional in penning this letter.

“But I exactly know the reasons why I’m not made part of the PSL – the whole country and my fans will know it very soon,” he wrote. 

Here's how fans reacted to Ahmed Shehzad's retirement from PSL:

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