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Ahmed Shehzad has vowed to “come back better than ever” after failing to take advantage of his most recent opportunity to play for Pakistan.
Shehzad was picked for the Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka in Lahore in October, but scored four and 13 in the two matches he played.
Having been overlooked for the ongoing tour of Australia, the 27-year-old is eager to regain his spot in the Pakistan team and cement his place in the side once and for all.
“Some players get a match or two and then are never seen again, but I have already had six to seven comebacks. I will work even harder and come back better than ever,” he was quoted as saying by The News International. “I got two chances [against Sri Lanka]. I think one should be prepared enough to avail whatever chances that come their way, be it one or two.
“I believe that the amount of hard work I put in in the last two years, I had never done it in my entire life. It was unfortunate. I tried but it did not happen. Fair enough. Maybe God wants some more hard work from me.
“I cannot give excuses. I cannot say that I only got two matches and someone else got five or 10. I will try to do more next time whenever I get the chance.”