Shoaib Malik’s request to the selection committee to include Iftikhar Ahmed in the ODI team

Shoaib Malik’s request to the selection committee to include Iftikhar Ahmed in the ODI team, Veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik has urged the PCB selection committee to consider including right-handed batsman Iftikhar Ahmed in the men’s ODI squad.

Iftikhar Ahmed was in red-hot form during the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), where he scored his maiden T20 century. In the recent exhibition match between Peshawar Zalmi and Quetta Gladiators, Iftikhar Ahmed hit left-arm fast bowler Wahab Riaz for 6 sixes in one over.

After the thrilling match between Karachi Kings and Peshawar Zalmi on Tuesday, the all-rounder held a press conference to share his thoughts on Iftikhar Ahmed’s possible role in Pakistan’s ODI squad for the 2023 World Cup in India.

Shoaib Malik said that taking advantage of this opportunity, I would like to request Iftikhar Ahmed to be included in Pakistan’s ODI squad, ODI World Cup is fast approaching, and I have personally witnessed Iftikhar’s outstanding performance.

What is and he is playing exceptionally well at the moment, his batting skills are especially what we need in this position in ODIs.

The 41-year-old also clarified that he has no intention of returning to the longer version of the game and is enjoying playing in the shortest format.

Shoaib Malik said that my aim is to make it clear that I have retired from Test and ODI cricket and my focus is only on the T20 format. My priority is to perform well in T20 because I am still available to play for Pakistan.

Although I have no expectations from anyone, I aspire to score 15,000 T20 runs before retirement. I am determined to enjoy my cricket journey till then.

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