After being handed a four-month ban by the PCB for failing a dope test, Pakistan opening batsman, Ahmed Shehzad has come up with a surprising revelation. The 26-year-old claimed he got into trouble due to a mistake committed by his wife, Sana Ahmed.
My wife made an error – Shehzad
As per the media reports, Shehzad was slated to play a match in the Pakistan Cup earlier this year on May 3. It was during the match day that he woke up and didn’t feel right. He was experiencing dizziness and asked for medicine from his wife. Ahmed Shehzad claims his wife mistakenly handed him the cancer medication which is taken by his mother instead of Gravinate.
Shehzad also submitted his mother’s prescription to prove his claim. He also provided reports to the PCB. In addition, he also introduced the character certificate which was signed by the physiotherapist.
However, head coach, Mickey Arthur, former Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and veteran all-rounder Shoaib Malik were present during the time Shehzad’s test was underway.
The ban will get lifted on November 10
Meanwhile, the results were positive after which Shehzad got barred from playing international cricket for the next four months. The ban was effective from 10th July and will end of 10th November. Ahmed Shehzad has already admitted to the violations. However, he stated he had no intentions of cheating or using unfair means to enhance his performances.
Also, Shehzad has been charged with a couple of violations of PCB’s anti-doping roles. Meanwhile, along with the ban, the rehabilitation process demands him to deliver anti-doping lectures to the audiences and at such places as the PCB may require.
Ahmed Shehzad is one of the most stylish batsmen in world cricket. He was compared to greats during his early part of his career. However, it has been the inconsistency which has been his drawback. He has failed to score runs consistently which has also resulted in his omission from the Pakistan squad on several occasions.