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    PakPassion Presents an Exclusive Interview with Jamshed Ahmed

    Jamshed was a member of the all conquering Under 19 World Cup winning squad of 2006, that defended a total of only 106 in the final against India, where he took 2 for 24 in 7 overs.

    Jamshed was also selected as one of the players of that tournament who the pundits predicted would "have the world at their feet" in future.

    After signing for PIA though, Jamshed's chances have been limited and more than four years on, he has only played a grand total of only 15 first class matches.

    Still only 21, Jamshed spoke to PakPassion.net regarding his frustrations at the limited opportunities and his hopes for his future.



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    PakPassion.net : The first time we saw you was in the the U-19 World Cup in 2006. The lasting image from that tournament is the ball you bowled in the final to a left handed batsman. It pitched middle and went out to get the batsman bowled. That delivery and the celebration followed by the wicket was very reminiscent of Wasim Akram. That was then, tell us what you are doing these days?

    Jamshed Ahmed : I just got back a week ago as I was playing a tournament in Dubai. There were quite a few good teams there such as Bangladesh, Qatar, Indian teams and a Sri Lankan team as well. I represented Pakistan Badshahs and we won the tournament. After the Under-19 World Cup I joined PIA and had success straight away. In my first match against KRL, I took 5 wickets in the first innings and 2 in the second innings. However, I was dropped for the second match.


    PakPassion.net : Looking back now, do you think signing up with PIA was a mistake? They already had some established bowlers.

    Jamshed Ahmed : When I signed with PIA they only had a couple of bowlers at that time, Najaf Shah and myself. Umar Gul had already left PIA, Mohammad Zahid was unfit at the time and Ali Gohar, a lesser known fast bowler, had left cricket altogether. So I don’t think it was a mistake. When I joined PIA, the coach, Rashid Khan, had told me that we will play you and will line you up for the Pakistan national team as well. He had links or he was a selector himself at that time at junior level. So when I was dropped for second game, I wasn’t told on what basis I was dropped, because I believe I had performed well in my first game. Later, they selected and played me in the third match which was rained off. I got to bowl briefly and in my short spell I took the wickets of Misbah-ul-Haq and Mohammad Hafeez. In that season PIA only had three games. I played the first one, was dropped for the second and the third one got rained off.


    PakPassion.net : So, what are you doing now? Are you planning on changing departments and perhaps play for a team with fewer bowlers, so you can have a greater opportunity to showcase your talent?

    Jamshed Ahmed : Actually, I did think about changing departments and spoke to a few departments as well. Basically, what they told me was that they will be giving preference to their own bowlers and I would have to wait for my opportunity. This means that their bowlers will get to play 5-6 games whereas I might get the remaining 1-2 games. Apart from everything else, one of the most important factors I have to consider is the fact that I have to support my family financially. You know the current state of Pakistan, so I need to support my family as they are dependent on me. At the moment I have a permanent job, so if I leave my job and look to play for another department then I could be without a job and my cricketing career might come to a halt as well.


    PakPassion.net : Your concerns are valid but sometimes, you have to take risks to improve your life.

    Jamshed Ahmed :
    I agree. You have to take risks for your betterment, but the problem is that my family is totally dependent upon me. And due to the current circumstances, if I don’t get one of my monthly paychecks then my family will suffer severely.


    PakPassion.net : What are your plans for the upcoming season?

    Jamshed Ahmed :
    Over the past few days I have been busy working on my fitness as I am trying to get in proper shape prior to the season. Before that I was in Dubai playing T20 matches. Since four day matches are approaching soon I am focusing on improving my fitness. For the past 3-4 months I have only been playing T20s, so my fitness level hasn't been fully tested. Plus the domestic T20 tournament is approaching next month in which I will be representing the Lahore Eagles. So, I have to put in the extra effort to improve my fitness for the longer versions.


    PakPassion.net : We are hopeful that you will take wickets and be noticed by the selectors. Have you been to any of the training camps for the international team? Have you had a chance to spend some time with the likes of Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, and Aaqib Javed?

    Jamshed Ahmed : Yes, I have spent a good amount of time with Aaqib Javed at the National Cricket Academy. I have also been to Wasim Akram’s bowling camp twice which he has hosted in the past. When we returned after the Under 19 World Cup, I also went to the Pakistan camp at the National Cricket Academy.


    PakPassion.net : So you've spent some time with Wasim and Aaqib. Did they give you any tips? Have you improved as a bowler because of those tips?


    Jamshed Ahmed : Aaqib bhai has given me a lot of feedback and he has helped me immensely. But again the main criteria of selecting is that they look at your domestic performances and if you have only played 3 matches and have taken 12-14 wickets, that is not enough to impress selectors. I have also met Wasim bhai and he has given me good guidance as well. Also, if the media raises your name then you get some response from people. I hail from a poor family where no one knows or has played cricket or even has knowledge about the game. They only watch because I play. I don't know anyone who can recommend me or speak on my behalf to the selectors.


    PakPassion.net : Out of the three main Pakistani bowlers in the U-19 Word Cup, you looked like a finished product. You had control and could swing it both way. Yet you seem to have fallen off the radar.


    Jamshed Ahmed :
    Indeed, they were also taking me to the tour of Sri Lanka. First they had announced a squad of 18 players in which I was named. But for some reason two players from that squad were removed and unfortunately I was one of the two.


    PakPassion.net : Most of the cricketers in Pakistan hail from poor families and don't have connections, as is the case with you. Do you think luck plays a role in selection?

    Jamshed Ahmed :
    Yes, but for instance if you look at Mohammad Amir’s emergence to international cricket you will notice his performance at junior level isn’t that impressive. But National Bank promoted him, and at that time Salman Butt backed him as well. Iqbal Qasim who was the selector at that time then selected him. I know luck plays a part in your selection, but apart from that you need someone to push your name as well. Look at Mohammad Irfan's case as well, Mashallah he has been blessed by such height.


    PakPassion.net : Not sure if you know but PakPassion had recommended Mohammad Irfan to Aaqib Javed.

    Jamshed Ahmed :
    Yes, I am aware of that. I have spoken to Sajid bhai quite a few times.


    PakPassion.net : You must have known Amir as you have played against each other at the domestic level. What are your views on him?

    Jamshed Ahmed : Personally, I believed it was my right to get selected before him. The reason why I am saying that is because at junior level I took 35 wickets in 15 one day games. I remember I once played against Japan in a T20 and I took 3 wickets and in 2 one day matches I took 4 wickets in first match and 6 wickets in the following match. After that they played me against Bangladesh in a four day match and I took 2-3 wickets but they still didn’t consider me for the national team. Throughout my cricketing career, I believe they haven't give me enough chances to prove my talent. No one ever considered me for any format. Nobody has ever appreciated my performance, yet I give it my all when I play at any level. None of the coaches or selectors ever asked me about my progress or how I was doing. But luck was on Amir's side and he made it to the National team.


    PakPassion.net : Were you surprised to see Mohammad Amir’s name in the spot fixing allegations?

    Jamshed Ahmed : I was literally saddened by these allegations. I couldn’t even believe what was happening. I wasn’t that surprised with Asif because he has always been involved in controversies in the past. But personally, I was shocked to see Mohammad Amir and Salman Butt’s name as I had never doubted them or their character. Nothing has been proven yet, so let’s pray that they come out clean. There is no point in talking about this at this moment as nothing has been proved. Inshallah they will come out clean and nothing will be proven against them. These could very well just be false allegations.


    PakPassion.net : Let's hope these are nothing more than false accusations but either way they have a long road ahead of them.


    Jamshed Ahmed :
    Yes, Mohammad Amir’s future is immensely bright, and Salman Butt is also a good player. And at the moment Pakistan don’t have any bowler like Mohammad Asif. Asif has immense control over his bowling and his line and length is impeccable. Asif is an asset for Pakistan, especially for matches played in England, New Zealand and Australia, as the conditions there support him well. I don't want them to be punished if they are innocent. They are an important part of the team. Inshallah they will be exonerated.
    Last edited by AZ; 4th October 2010 at 04:18.


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    Part 2:-

    PakPassion.net : You’ve played domestic cricket for some time now. Does its standard need to be improved?

    Jamshed Ahmed :
    Yes, of course it should be improved. I mean if you compare our domestic match fees with other countries such as India you can see a notable difference. For instance, I remember when we were in India they were telling us that the match fee each player earns from each match is 1 lakh whereas if you compare it with ours then we get only Rs. 3000 per match. That is not given to all players either. It is given to young upcoming players who haven’t played international matches yet. So if money is not brought into cricket then the players will suffer a lot because they also have a family behind them whom they have to support. Due to inflation in Pakistan you don’t earn a lot. I mean if someone earn Rs. 20,000, then it is used up in 10 days. I have also tried to get club contracts in England on 4 occasions but I have been unsuccessful in getting one so far.


    PakPassion.net : Tell us something about our domestic pitches. Are they fair for both batsmen and bowlers or are they completely dead?

    Jamshed Ahmed :
    I would say they are fair. Sometimes you see some that are batsman-friendly, and spinners get an opportunity later on as the match progresses. So in my opinion they are fair, as it helps both the batsmen and bowlers. Apart from that I would say it also depends on the conditions. For instance, when our season begins the conditions suit the fast bowlers. Even if the pitch doesn't have anything for fast bowlers, the weather conditions give us something to work with. For example, if you pitch the ball at a good line and length the ball will seam itself.


    PakPassion.net : Let's talk about your bowling style. You can swing it both ways but what is your stock delivery?

    Jamshed Ahmed : Yes, I can swing the ball both ways. You have seen me bowling so…


    PakPassion.net : Yes, but we just saw you bowl once in the U-19 World Cup but after that we didn't get to see much.

    Jamshed Ahmed :
    Bowling style does change after some time, but thankfully I can still swing it both ways.


    PakPassion.net : Have you ever had your bowling speed recorded at the National Cricket Academy?

    Jamshed Ahmed :
    Yes, it was recorded during a T20 camp that was going on. It was recorded at around 135 km/h.


    PakPassion.net : Whenever a young Pakistani player makes his debut for Pakistan, the most obvious flaw is the poor fielding. What are your thoughts on the poor fielding displayed by these players?


    Jamshed Ahmed :
    You can never become a perfect fielder. Good fielders also drop catches at domestic level as well as the international arena. To be honest, Pakistan's fielding has always been fragile. We never had good fielders in our side. One of Pakistan's best fielders was Ijaz Ahmed, who now is fielding coach of the national team. So I think the fielding should further improve. Apart from Ijaz Ahmed, the only other great fielder Pakistan had is Imran Nazir.


    PakPassion.net : How do you rate your fielding?

    Jamshed Ahmed : Alhamdulillah it is very controlled and I think I'm a good fielder. I spend time practicing my catching as well as bowling. Whenever I go to the nets I tell myself that I have to work equally on my bowling and fielding. If you are a good fielder you can get a chance to play, so I do take fielding seriously.


    PakPassion.net : Did you ever have the opportunity to meet the late Bob Woolmer?

    Jamshed Ahmed : Yes, I met him at the National Cricket Academy about 6-7 years ago when there was an ongoing training camp for the national team.


    PakPassion.net : So did he see you bowl? If so, did he give you any advice?
    Jamshed Ahmed :
    Yes, he did see me bowl and he said that I am a future star of Pakistan cricket and I should stay committed. This happened right after I had played for the Pakistan Under 15s and he told me to focus on my fitness. There was also a practice match going on at the National Cricket Academy which was supervised by Bob Woolmer and I took 6 wickets in that game.


    PakPassion.net : You’ve seen a lot of players at the domestic level. Which batsmen or bowlers do you think will be good players for Pakistan in the future?

    Jamshed Ahmed : The batsmen that I think will be good players for Pakistan are Naved Yasin, Asad Shafiq and Aamer Sajjad. Asad has already got an opportunity to play for Pakistan. Naved and Aamer should also be given a chance because they have done really well at the domestic level.


    PakPassion.net : How good a batsman is Naved Yasin? How would you rate him technically?


    Jamshed Ahmed : He is a very good batsman. Last season he scored 7 centuries, and that's the mark of a good batsman.


    PakPassion.net : We have seen a player score lots of runs at the domestic level but they fail at the international arena due to the quality of the pitches and bowlers.


    Jamshed Ahmed :
    Then why do you have domestic cricket? If you have domestic cricket then look at your talent, not how the player bowls or bats. I mean look at the way Chanderpaul bats. Look at the way Malinga bowls. So look at the talent, not the way he plays. If he is performing well and is scoring runs or taking wickets then he deserves a chance. They should be rewarded for their success at the domestic level.


    PakPassion.net : As a professional, you should always be looking to improve. What area of your bowling do you think you should improve?

    Jamshed Ahmed :
    At the moment I'm working on my bouncers and my speed. I'd like to improve my speed.


    PakPassion.net : Have you spoken to any bowling coach regarding this?

    Jamshed Ahmed : No, as I practice at my club most of the time. The coach of that club used to play for Pakistan Railways. He is a former off-spinner and a batsman but he does have knowledge of fast bowling so he has given me some tips. I am also in touch with Irfan Talib. Both of us practice and train together so he has been quite helpful to me as well.


    PakPassion.net : Some coaches have told you that you are too short to be a potent fast bowler. What are your thoughts regarding such comments?


    Jamshed Ahmed :
    Yes, many people have said that my height is a disadvantage. But in reply I have just told them that you should look at performance, not these sorts of things. Look at Shoaib Akhtar, how tall is he? As long as a player performs, then height is not an issue. You should just look at the performance. Instead of saying you are short or tall you should look at how a cricketer can improve, what are his weaknesses in batting, bowling and fielding. Rather than just discouraging a player and tell him that you can't play cricket because you are too short you should instead be helping him improve his game. Thanks to Alllah(SWT) whatever cricket I have played is due to my hard work. Nobody will ever tell me that I was selected due to nepotism or any reason other than my hard work. I've done well whenever I have been given an opportunity.


    PakPassion.net : You were a teammate of Anwar Ali in the U-19 World Cup. Do you think he's improved his bowling as much as he should have done in this time span?


    Jamshed Ahmed :
    I think he should have improved a lot more. It is quite sad to see that he wasn't given a chance when he was in great form. If you look at Mohammad Amir he was selected right after the Under-19 World Cup. At that time Amir was performing well, hence, he performed well right at beginning of his international career as well. When a player is performing well and is selected then it is highly likely that he will perform well as he is on song. However, if he doesn't get a chance when he is performing well and is selected later on, then he would not get as many games he expected. He will further get discouraged by looking at that fact that he hasn't got enough chances to play despite performing well. If you look at Umar Akmal, when he was selected he was performing well and he also did well when he came onto the international stage. So it is a flow of a player which leads him to perform well. If you had selected Anwar Ali right after Under-19 world cup then he could have succeeded. At least you should have given him a chance against the lesser teams like Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.


    PakPassion.net : So players should be selected when they are in great form, regardless of the name.

    Jamshed Ahmed : That’s what I am saying. If you look at Tanvir Ahmed he took 95-96 wickets and Zulfiqar Babar was near that as well. Instead of Zulfiqar Babar you are selecting Raza Hasan. You should give the players who have done well at the domestic level a chance before discarding them.


    PakPassion.net : Yes, you are right. When we interviewed Mohsin Khan and asked him the same question.

    Jamshed Ahmed : Exactly. The players who are overlooked, even after performing so well, will eventually give up cricket. I mean they will think that even if we take 200 wickets there is no point of playing. They also have to take care of their families so they will start playing cricket part time or begin looking for contracts in England.

    PakPassion.net : Thank you Jamshed for your time. We wish you the best of luck in the upcoming domestic season.

    Jamshed Ahmed : Thanks a lot to you too, please pray for my success.
    Last edited by AZ; 4th October 2010 at 04:18.


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    Many thanks to sehsan for conducting and CD / Inswinger for transcribing the interview.

    let's hope Jamshed gets a chance for the Eagles in the upcoming T20 tournament.


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    He looks very dejected,I hope he plays for PIA.


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    Saj and Pak passion team should help this talented guy find some contracts with clubs in UK.

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    Good interview!

    He seems like a hardworking and honest person.
    Its sad though,he may be an excellent bowler but he doesnt have much contacts to get it to the top or be promoted.He was really fortunate to have been picked for U19 team in 2006.

    I hope he gets the chance he deserves.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Xohaib View Post
    He looks very dejected,I hope he plays for PIA.
    indeed, felt really saddened to read the stuff he has been going through.

    but I think Jamshed should not give be so dejected, after all he is only 21!

    Asif himself was brought into the team when he was 23, so Jamshed has plenty of time.


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    Yes please get him a contract in UK,He will be very successful there.


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    I hpe he gets a chance and get into the eyes of selectors.


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    He said some things which every Pakistani wonders, god if only our administration was properly conducted and fair Pak cricket would be so far ahead of the game.


    Show a little bit of moderation, in both denouncement and praise.

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    I can understand his frustration but shouldnt be too dejected, he is only 21.

    I hope he gets enough chances next season to prove his mettle. I wish him all the success

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    One of PakPassion's better interviews!

    He is dejected and is speaking from the heart. He does have a very valid point about players who should get selected when on song. That's what PCB should be doing. Amir and U Akmal were good examples. But we know why those two got selected (sources and recommendations) and this one didn't (no one backing him). Domestic records should count for something and the pay he described is just pathethic! PCB better start pumping in money into our domestic structure or they wont have a cricket team pretty soon once the current bunch starts retiring!

    I hope this interview with PakPassion gets him some attention from someone with some power. He is still young and shouldn't give up. Good things come to those who wait.
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    Real talent has been wasted he might have been the new wasim akram


    Pakpassion must do something to promote his name

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    For recommendation's like aamir and umar akmal you need to be very good.
    Why did Aamir get selected because salman butt and waseem akram were impress by him. Umar akmal got selected cause he was hitting to many 100s with Pakistan A

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    I`ll be pleasantly surprised if he is even half the talent that Amir is. Amir is once in a generation bowler and countries go through decades to find such talents. We were lucky we found Amir only a few years since Wasim has retired. But i wish this lad all the luck in the world and hope he gets a few games in the upcoming season to prove his point. With Amir out, we can surely do with a left arm swing bowler in the side.

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    Great enterview. It was a good read.

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    THis guy looked amazing in the U19 WC. Pakistan has many talented pacers. Only if they were treated properly by the PCB and selectors.

    Very sad to tread this interview. Someone needs to help him out and get noticed


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    Quote Originally Posted by hur rizvi View Post
    Real talent has been wasted he might have been the new wasim akram


    Pakpassion must do something to promote his name
    We are - thats why he is on our front page !


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    Any scouts for UK clubs/league teams must snatch this guy right away, he will be amazing in English conditions with his talent!

    Any PPer with connections in UK should help this honest and hard working cricketer...if given proper chances, he can be an asset for any team, including Pakistan!

    I wish him all the best and a great future. Ameen!

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    i just loved the interview!! it highlighted many aspects of cricket! jamshaid seems a true person and he is talking sense!! he needs backing!! i hope he performs well this season!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MIG View Post
    We are - thats why he is on our front page !

    Well done sir keep it up ........

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    PIA selectors, coaches etc... must be pretty blind and stupid if a bowler of his talents isnt been given a fair chance!

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    Really sad I second Monsee's sentiments, come on guys we did it for Mohammed Irfan so why not him.

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    Make him PCB Chairman.. He seems to have a great head on his shoulder and Honest Mind to speak through.. God Bless Him with Success...

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    we should promote these youngsters !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monsee View Post
    Any scouts for UK clubs/league teams must snatch this guy right away, he will be amazing in English conditions with his talent!

    Any PPer with connections in UK should help this honest and hard working cricketer...if given proper chances, he can be an asset for any team, including Pakistan!

    I wish him all the best and a great future. Ameen!
    Tell him to get in touch with Steven Hirst at cricx.com

    He helped Azeem Ghuman and Faisal Iqbal get decent contracts in the UK.

    I know he is not registered with Steven, as his name does not appear in his list.

    Or tell him to forward his details to me and i will speak to Steven directly.

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    Fine bowler and a lovely interview. Domestic performances should merit selection, there are far too many "guessers" who assume that somebody will fail on moving tracks or in foreign conditions just because he's a prolific first-class scorer, or that a first-class bowler will be exposed at international level. This fellow and Azeem Ghumman are two very promising players

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    A good interview with many aspects of our domestic cricket highlighted, this is where the english county model is so good. Counties here have a second team and so on, so players are always playing and when playing well get selected for first eleven. Whereas here it seems like if your not picked theres no alternative and you just sit and wait your turn. If all our teams had second elevens etc these could have their own league etc and then the first team can select them when their in form and any players the first team doesnt select goes back to second team to play. Nothing can improve a player more then being out there in the middle no matter if they spend all day/night in the nets

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    I hope PP recommend him to someone, if someone can contact Afridi because i know Afridi isn't someone who goes after ******** and he's always looking for talent. Hope Sajid really helps him out.

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    If PP has the ability, maybe they can bypass the inept PCB and help lads in Pak Performing well to get contracts oustide of PAK...

    Brilliant interview... Though i don't agree everyone in form should be given a chance automatically, it does help, rather than brining in someone dooing poorly but who has a "Good Name".

    Also, the domestic structure/funding and crowds need to change..


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    I will like to thank Jameshed for his time and wish him the good luck for the future series.

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    he has alot of anger in him.

    people like when get a opportunity grab it with both hands.

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    great interview. hope pakpassion can help him get noticed.

    btw, when is the sami interview taking place. can't wait!
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    Its sad that he was not even in playing XI for Lahore Eagles. Khalil and Junaid zia were ahead of them.....absolutley nonsense

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    I wont even consider Khalil & Zia as pie chuckers. And their 3rd seamer Attari could've made a record no. of runs conceeded had he bowled his full quota

    I'm glad Ghunman & Sharjeel took them to the cleaners. Here is hoping we'll see Jamshed atleast in their last game


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    Jamshed played today,

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    Considering how his colleagues were being destroyed today, this was a standout performance
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    Assalamu Aleikum

    I had my doubts when he got the ball. Thinking that he talked a bit during that interview, let's see how much true he speaks. And I was surprised. By far the best bowler. Good slower balls. Worked hard. Good delivery to get Afridi.

    Not the most impressive captaincy by :3dtard3:
    (We should get a Taufeeq Umar smiley before the test series!)
    Jamshed only got to bowl 3 overs, and on the other hand his boyfriend got 4 overs.

    Really hope & pray that Jamshed Ahmed has some luck in this bad luck and get's a good contract somewhere. Seriously. It's not that he is an old average dude...
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    Anyone know what Jamsheds current situation is?
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    Jamshed Ahmed : Personally, I believed it was my right to get selected before him. The reason why I am saying that is because at junior level I took 35 wickets in 15 one day games. I remember I once played against Japan in a T20 and I took 3 wickets and in 2 one day matches I took 4 wickets in first match and 6 wickets in the following match. After that they played me against Bangladesh in a four day match and I took 2-3 wickets but they still didn’t consider me for the national team. Throughout my cricketing career, I believe they haven't give me enough chances to prove my talent. No one ever considered me for any format. Nobody has ever appreciated my performance, yet I give it my all when I play at any level. None of the coaches or selectors ever asked me about my progress or how I was doing. But luck was on Amir's side and he made it to the National team.
    Luck? Perhaps. A bit of it.

    Tell you what else was on his side? Pace, swing, talent, all-round batting ability etc.

    This is what I can't understand. How can it be your right to be chosen ahead of someone? Who are you to decide that for yourself?

    Just put in your best efforts and hope you get the attention of the selectors.

    But hope to see him in the squad some time soon.

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    Hope this isn't the "Faysal Iqbal" complex! (I deserve to be in the team thingy)


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    Jamshaid Ahmed needs to take a leaf out of Shoaib Akhtar's book. Akhtar was in the same boat as him in 1993-95, he was horribly treated by the PIA management, he was forced to live in squalid conditions, given only a pay of Rs 500 per month, unable to get 2 meals a day, his family was in poverty and in no real position to support him, the PIA senior players, team management, senior management were absolutely hostile to him, they made sure he sat on the benches and never ever got a game.

    Shoaib was living in an area which was the hot bed of MQM violence and army action. Just getting out of the house for him was like playing with fate, he used to walk for 4-5 hours from his place to the National Stadium every day only to be made the water boy and to be made to sit on the benches. Heck he barely had one meal a day, had to rely primarily on 1-2 friends in karachi who were not really in a position to help him much due to the situation in the city. Heck he himself couldnt afford to walk out from that job.

    But eventually he had enough, he took a stand, he took a gamble, he knew he had to take action, he just went to the PIA office, raised his concerns with the senior PIA management who only mocked him in return, Shoaib in return abused the **** out of them, told them to watch their backs because he would haunt them the day he became a super star for the Pakistan team and then walked away from PIA to go back home to Rawalpindi.

    Had Shoaib not made that decision, he wouldnt have become the Shoaib Akhtar everyone knows today. I think a lot of struggling and aspiring youngsters need to learn from this as Shoaib says in his book "When there is a fire, do not sit back hoping that it is going to start raining, just get up and do something about it".

    I dont see any miracles of Jamshaid unless he himself gets up, takes a gamble and takes action to improve his position. If you read Shoaib's book, PIA is the most corrupt cricket team to play for where countless no of talented players have lost out due to nepotism, corruption, mismanagement.

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    saj you need to give jamshed a recommendation as he is probably the best seamer after aamir in terms of talent.akhtar ayub was clocking 90 mph as an 19 year old.


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