31 Facts About Mohammad Shahzad

1. Mohammad Shahzad became the first Afghani batsman to score a first-class double century and the first to score an ODI hundred.

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2. Mohammad Shahzad is a Pakistani—born Emirati cricketer.

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3. Mohammad Shahzad is the only keeper to effect 5 dismissals in a T20I innings.

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4. Mohammad Shahzad said, "I had a passion for cricket from a very young age and used to watch a lot of it on TV.

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5. Mohammad Shahzad used to collect Sachin Tendulkar's photo and paste it on his bat during childhood.

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6. Mohammad Shahzad was the second leading run-getter in T20Is in 2016 behind India's Virat Kohli.

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7. Mohammad Shahzad achieved this feat when he made 90 for Kabul Eagles against Mis Ainak Knights in Shpageeza Cricket League final.

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8. Mohammad Shahzad has once smashed five sixes in an over in a domestic T20 match.

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9. Mohammad Shahzad was recently overtaken by Mohammad Nabi as the leading run-getter for Afghanistan in ODIs.

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10. Mohammad Shahzad achieved this impossible during the Desert T20 Challenge in 2017.

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11. Mohammad Shahzad has four such scores compared to Virat Kohli's three.

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12. Mohammad Shahzad holds the record of most scores of fifties in knockout matches in T20I tournaments.

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13. Mohammad Shahzad was a part of the 2014 Asia Cup squad but did not produce a significant performance for the team.

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14. Mohammad Shahzad sees Dhoni as an inspiration, both in front of and behind the wickets.

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15. Mohammad Shahzad holds the record for the most scores of 50 or more in T20I by an associate player.

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16. Mohammad Shahzad is one of the Best Wicket Keeper Batsmen and Dependable Cricketer in the world.

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17. Mohammad Shahzad was born on 31 January 1988 Jalalabad, Nangarhar, Afghanistan.

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18. Mohammad Shahzad is Married but his wife name not known.

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19. At the other end, Mohammad Shahzad hit bowlers all over the park and hammered 6 fours and 8 sixes for his unbeaten 74.

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20. Mohammad Shahzad was born on July 15, 1991, Nangarhar, Afghanistan and has a top score in T20I of 118*.

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21. Mohammad Shahzad has blasted his way to an astonishing 16-ball 74, all at the expense of Shane Watson.

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22. Mohammad Shahzad is not the only chemist on the circuit, there are two fine alternatives in the form of Paul Sterling and Eoin Morgan (46* off 20).

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23. Mohammad Shahzad breathed life into the opening night of the new T10 League season with an audience desperately in need of vitality.

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24. Mohammad Shahzad smashed the fastest fifty in the T10 cricket in just 12 balls and made the highest score in the format.

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25. Mohammad Shahzad gets our nod ahead of Moores as he can score even quicker and decimate the bowling attacks.

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26. Mohammad Shahzad decided not to challenge the provisional suspension and will now have to face disciplinary proceeding in accordance with the process set down in the ICC Anti-Doping Code.

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27. On 13 April 2017, Mohammad Shahzad was charged by the ICC for violating the anti-doping code.

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28. On 8 March 2016, Mohammad Shahzad became the first associate player to score 10 fifty plus scores in T20Is.

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29. Mohammad Shahzad was a member of Afghanistan's 2010 ACC Trophy Elite winning squad, which defeated Nepal in the final by 95 runs.

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30. Mohammad Shahzad was a key member of Afghanistan's World Twenty20 Qualifier winning team.

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31. In February 2010, Mohammad Shahzad made his Twenty20 International debut against Ireland, which Afghanistan lost by 5 wickets.

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