Ahmed Shehzad has picked legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram (right) as his all-time favourite cricketer and former T20 skipper Shahid Afridi as his favourite all-rounder © Getty Images
Ahmed Shehzad has picked legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram (right) as his all-time favourite cricketer and former T20 skipper Shahid Afridi as his favourite all-rounder © Getty Images

Karachi: Pakistan‘s out-of-favour opener Ahmed Shehzad has picked legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram as his all-time favourite cricketer and former T20 skipper Shahid Afridi as his favourite all-rounder. Shehzad’s comments came in his engaging session with fans on micro blogging website Twitter. He revealed his likes and dislikes about various issues, including favourite actor, first crush, favourite football club etc. When asked about his favourite football club, the 24-year-old replied it to be English club Manchester United, the Dawn reported. Answering the most debatable question of football arena , that who is his favourite footballer Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi, Shahzad weighed in with his opinion for the Real Madrid star striker. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Pakistan vs West Indies, 2nd Test at Abu Dhabi

Reflecting on his first crush, the Pakistan batsman termed Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie to be the one. Shehzad was also questioned about his biggest achievement in life to which he replied, “@Iam_Pakistanii i think achievements r all big for every1..for me my biggest is to wear the Green Shirt and represent my country.” The right-hander, who last played for Pakistan in the World T20 in India, has been repeatedly snubbed by national selectors on  disciplinary grounds. Chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has said that Umar Akmal is picked for the Twenty20 series against the West Indies purely on basis of his form in the ongoing National T20 Championship.

Inzamam said that the national selection committee had been given clearance by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to consider Umar for the upcoming series after he sorted out his disciplinary matters with the board. “He is back in the team because he is in good form and has shown this in the national event. I have spoken to him and he is keen to prove to everyone that he wants to become a permanent part of the Pakistan team in other formats of the game,” Inzamam said.