Fawad Ahmed came to Australia as an asylum-seeker from Pakistan © Getty Images
Fawad Ahmed came to Australia as an asylum-seeker from Pakistan © Getty Images

Nov 7, 2014

Fawad Ahmed, the Pakistan-born leg-spinner who played three  One-Day Internationals for Australia, has been left out in the cold according to Stuart MacGill who said he had no idea what happened to Ahmed.

“I genuinely don’t know what happened to him,” said MacGill, was quoted as saying by Perth News.

“Unfortunately for one reason or another, once he got citizenship, Cricket Australia turned their back on him. It’s not his fault. The guy can play,” he added.

“He bowled to Michael Clarke in the nets before the Ashes series last year and got him out four times just bowling leg-breaks. At that time Clarke was in the form of his life — I think that’s a sign the guy knows what he’s doing.”he said. Ahmed last played a T20 for Australia in 2013.