Shahzad

Shahzad

Joined: 07 Aug 2014, 16:58

10 Jul 2017, 11:05 #1

Ajmal Shahzad is leaving Sussex by mutual consent. He's never really settled anywhere, has he?
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Joined: 02 Jul 2014, 19:18

10 Jul 2017, 11:10 #2

Pity, he seemed such a good prospect on his day he was very good. Consistency seemed an issue with him. I could have seen him turning into a one day specialist player.
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Joined: 14 Aug 2007, 12:51

10 Jul 2017, 15:17 #3

Ajmal Shahzad is leaving Sussex by mutual consent. He's never really settled anywhere, has he?
He's only thirty one. There must be a good chance that a struggling second division team might find him a useful performer.
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Joined: 20 Aug 2013, 11:26

10 Jul 2017, 16:02 #4

Ajmal Shahzad is leaving Sussex by mutual consent. He's never really settled anywhere, has he?
With tongue firmly in cheek - He is currently with a struggling second division team!!
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Joined: 21 Jan 2004, 19:13

10 Jul 2017, 16:44 #5

Ajmal Shahzad is leaving Sussex by mutual consent. He's never really settled anywhere, has he?
Shahzad was our great lost hope. Ajmal was a good fast medium bowler who should have had a long career with Yorkshire. Sadly someone (possibly at England) told him he could be a great fast bowler & he started to believe his own hype. I was more sad than annoyed when he left us, but Shahzad's subsequent career has again proved that Yorkshire did the right thing.

There have been many complaints about the club, but in my time as a member the only players who've prospered after leaving Yorkshire left of their own accord.

ps Before anyone mentions it there was one bowler who was released & played ODIs for England. Alex Wharfe was just very unlucky. If he'd been 5 years older or younger he'd have had a long Yorkshire career. As it was he was up against White, Silverwood, Hoggard, Ryan Sidebottom, Hamilton, Hutchison so had to leave to get his place in the sun.
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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

10 Jul 2017, 17:50 #6

Ajmal Shahzad is leaving Sussex by mutual consent. He's never really settled anywhere, has he?
Another example of the fact that it's not just talent you need to be a successful professional cricketer.
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Joined: 16 Nov 2013, 07:06

10 Jul 2017, 18:59 #7

Ajmal Shahzad is leaving Sussex by mutual consent. He's never really settled anywhere, has he?
From my own dealings with Ajmal - and you will understand that I am not prepared to go into details - he was his own worst enemy. Here was a man who could have been an England regular for the foreseeable future.

A prodigal waste of talent - very sad - for Yorkshire and for the game in general.
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Joined: 21 Aug 2013, 19:47

10 Jul 2017, 20:01 #8

Ajmal Shahzad is leaving Sussex by mutual consent. He's never really settled anywhere, has he?
He was in discussion with Moxon for a part of the afternoon at Pudsey today as they watched Yorks 2s v Northants.

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Joined: 04 Jun 2015, 18:32

11 Jul 2017, 06:44 #9

Ajmal Shahzad is leaving Sussex by mutual consent. He's never really settled anywhere, has he?
He would have been better off having that conversation 4 years ago...
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Joined: 17 Aug 2016, 11:12

11 Jul 2017, 08:41 #10

Ajmal Shahzad is leaving Sussex by mutual consent. He's never really settled anywhere, has he?
I seem to recall that when they were both selected to tour Australia a few years ago, most pundits seemed to believe that Shahzad was nearer of the two to be included in the Test team. It turned out that Bresnan jumped ahead of Shahzad and was quite successful for a few years before injuries took their toll.

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