Pakistan's forgotten stars? Jamshed Ahmed and Akhtar Ayub

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I fail to understand as to why the PCB board fails to pick out talent! clearly these 2 bowlers and including anwar ali are clearly natural talent with ability to swing the bowl both ways, which few bowlers can do around the world.

- But the most stand out bowler in the 2006 u19 world cup was definitely definitely jamshed ahmed, he was a superstar in the making. I wonder why he is off the radar. I know he is struggling to find a team in domestic find where he can get regular chances, but honestly this guy needs to get on the radar of the selectors because i think he can be a world beater if he does

- It is truly astonishing to see bowlers and batsmen like faiisal iqbal and naved arif in the pakistan A squad and players like anwar ali, jamshed ahmed and saeed bin nasir dont even get a chance.

- SAJ can u do us all a favour by asking the new PCB selectors as how to get Jamshed ahmed and the others back in the pakistan fold, because they seem to not bother at all. and definitely mention he name of jamshed ahmed, i really dont want another talent wasted. also ask if shazaib hasnan is still in pcb boards plans cause he is a master blaster.

- SAJ if you can get an interview wit jamshed ahmed in the near future and encourage him not to be disheartened and find a team where he can get regular games in the domestic circuit to prove himself, because the pakistan nation is really missing out on another star....
 
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In all seriousness though I completely agree with you. These guys have just started to rot away due to people not taking care of their talents.
 
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when i saw the 19 final i thaught jamshed ahmed would be the next wasim akram and akhtar ayub so full of energy but ......................................
 
Pakistan need a set up which will give these youngsters a chance in the first team, and a run of games to prove themselves.... we have the bowling and batting talent in pakistan, but no brains in the current selection setup.....
 
ditto, i have been thinking as to where have they disappeared to!!!!! lets bring them back in to a good domestic Team and then the A team?
 
I felt that Jamshed was the best of the lot and at the time I thought Pakistan have found a gem of a bowler but next thing you know the poor guy goes off the radar after a few years.

Its just shocking how such great talents are wasted in Pakistan...
 
Its not PCb job to force them to play,only mentally strong people stay here.
I guess he wasnt mentally strong enough
 
There are issues with both the guys heights and the fact that they decided to join teams which already had enough bowlers in them hence they didn't get a chance to develop.

Anwaar Ali's bowling was a one off, it has been downhill since and the general consensus is that if he wants to make it in the main team then he has to develop his batting and become a better all rounder.
 
Inswinger said:
They have done nothibg in domestic cricket after the WC heroics.


Anwar ali has been outstanding ...future All-Rounder
 
Never saw them, so can't say anything..

Btw, who said that Shahzaib is Master Blaster?
 
JAV12341 said:
I fail to understand as to why the PCB board fails to pick out talent! clearly these 2 bowlers and including anwar ali are clearly natural talent with ability to swing the bowl both ways, which few bowlers can do around the world.

- But the most stand out bowler in the 2006 u19 world cup was definitely definitely jamshed ahmed, he was a superstar in the making. I wonder why he is off the radar. I know he is struggling to find a team in domestic find where he can get regular chances, but honestly this guy needs to get on the radar of the selectors because i think he can be a world beater if he does

- It is truly astonishing to see bowlers and batsmen like faiisal iqbal and naved arif in the pakistan A squad and players like anwar ali, jamshed ahmed and saeed bin nasir dont even get a chance.

- SAJ can u do us all a favour by asking the new PCB selectors as how to get Jamshed ahmed and the others back in the pakistan fold, because they seem to not bother at all. and definitely mention he name of jamshed ahmed, i really dont want another talent wasted. also ask if shazaib hasnan is still in pcb boards plans cause he is a master blaster.

- SAJ if you can get an interview wit jamshed ahmed in the near future and encourage him not to be disheartened and find a team where he can get regular games in the domestic circuit to prove himself, because the pakistan nation is really missing out on another star....
Here's the interview we did a few months back with Akhtar Ayub :-

http://www.pakpassion.net/articles/akhtar_ayub_interview

I'll see if I can get hold of Jamshed Ahmed - I should be able to and we'll line up an interview with him. Jamshed has been struggling to break into the PIA team, as they have a strong bowling lineup. No idea why some of these youngsters go to teams with established bowlers already in their squads. For example PIA have Anwar Ali, Fazl e Akbar, Jamshed Ahmed, Najaf Shah, Aizaz Cheema etc.

Jamshed has only played 12 first class games !

I might be able to get an interview with Saeed Bin Nasir lined up too, but I cant promise. Leave it with me.
 
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-it will be really interesting to know if jamshed ahmed still has his heart in cricket, because if he does u'll see this guy work wonders for pakistan!
-imagine Jamshed and anwar ali opening and akhtar ayub cumin in as the 3rd seamer for the national pakistan team in the near future! it will be truely great to see that! solid pace attack pakistan will have, but someone needs to wake PCB selectors up and realise the talent they have infront of them.
- saeed bin nasir is another one of them talents just uterly being wasted, just luk at the guys first class average, it will speak for itself. he is better than half of the batsmen already playing for pakistan i bet!
-SAJ i hope you can get an interview with these guys and tell them to keep up their hard work! best of luck!
 
-anwar ali is causing havok in the lancashire league in england with his majestic bowling spells, hope this experience will tune up his bowling for when he gets back to pakistan dometic cricket again - he'll be more mature and definately ready for international cricket,

-hope i can hear more on what jamshed ahmed and akhtar ayub are upto!!!
 
Jamshed has played such little first class cricket in recent years. Disapponting stuff, really had the potential to become a fine cricketer.
 
They were both brilliant. I was excited to see them both in 06 but since then, they have not been given a chance whereas Aizaz Cheema, Sohail Tanvir and Sami have had multiple chances. Pathetic.
 
Not sure about akhtar ayub but Jamshaid Ahmed is plying his trade with Delph & Dobcross CC in the Huddersfield League this season, with modest success.
 
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Akhtar Auyb recently played a few T20 matches for the Rawalpindi Rams and looked pretty good. He also played in the Ramadan T20s for UBL in July. His FC career has come to a halt though.
 
They bowled so well in the 2006 U19 WC final . They have pace as well. Shame on PCB for wasting these talented players.
 
Jamshed was playing in the UK for Delph & Dobcross in the local club league here a few years ago. Havent heard of him since so I'm guessing he's given up on cricket and moved on to something else.
 
[MENTION=138980]TalentSpotterPk[/MENTION] any news where these guys are?


Jamshed left cricket few years ago. He was mistreated. Was given 2-3 games here and there and than dropped.


Akhtar was playing for Rawalpindi couple of seasons ago.


Jamshed was the big miss. His record isn't great because he wasn't secure and wasn't given consistent chances. Whenever he played he had a fear of getting dropped.
 
Thanks [MENTION=138980]TalentSpotterPk[/MENTION] and [MENTION=5495]Boi[/MENTION] for sharing info on A. Ayub and Jamshed. Very tragic that Jamshed left cricket. He was better than Anwar Ali. don't care about the figures as they can be misleading. I've watched his bowling videos from U19 WC and he was the best bowling prospect. on par with Amir. He's 28 around the same age as Abbass but there's no chance of him returning unfortunately. He looked like a complete fast bowler.
 
Decade on.... That U19 World cup final highlight is still viral on various social media sites.

Always wondered where these players are now; its a shame they were not developed under a well organised structure that focused on developing and looking after young talents. So many missed out,
so many careers ruined and so many failed to reach their true potential.
 
To be honest only Akhtar looked the real deal and even then he was mostly 137-141k with a bit of bounce. Yes the duo performed brilliantly in the final with a bit of movement of the surface against technically unsound Indian batters (which is indeed a rarity now days) No one was as talented as Naseem , Shaheen or even Hasnain.
 
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Wasted talents- Jamshed was decent and with opps he would have developed, Akhtar hit the pitch hard, he was the PK version Big Mac from South Africa and should have been allowed to play higher levels to push him on.
 
Decade on.... That U19 World cup final highlight is still viral on various social media sites.

Always wondered where these players are now; its a shame they were not developed under a well organised structure that focused on developing and looking after young talents. So many missed out,
so many careers ruined and so many failed to reach their true potential.

I've messaged Akhtar to find out what he's up to.

Jamshed used to be in contact on a regular basis, but I've lost touch with him. I'll try to find out what's going on.
 
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Aaqib messed up Anwar Ali's action and then there was a trundler for the ages from there on

Akhtar Ayub had a few injuries (I think shoulder or back) and was not as successful as well as far as I recall.

Jamshed actually did decently for PIA, but every time he got 3-4 wickets, they would drop him in the next games...on and on and then he probably got tired of the treatment and was also from a poor-ish back ground as well. People blame them for joining the wrong team but how would you pick and chose when one of the top teams back then (PIA) offered a contract to you? It is just a shame that none of these teams cared about developing future talents and instead allowed old geezers to continue playing instead!
 
Is it the guy who scored 3 centuries in a row against India? or is that Nasir Jamshed.

Nasir Jamshed was the one who scored 3 centuries against India and also now banned for fixing. This guy is Jamshed Ahmed and never made it to PCT.
 
Nasir Jamshed was the one who scored 3 centuries against India and also now banned for fixing. This guy is Jamshed Ahmed and never made it to PCT.

Ah okay. Since i read forgotten stars i got confused. okay under-19 star. While on the subject i remember Fawad alam helped navigating a tricky chase in 2004 under-19 semi final vs India. Pakistan was precariously placed at 80 odd for 5 chasing a modest total.
 
It's a shame PSL wasn't about back then. Can definitely see Jamshed chosen in the emerging category
 
Anwar Ali looked scary in that 2006 match with his banana inswingers. Never seen such spells from him again from what i saw.
 
Message from Akhtar Ayub in response to our query:

"Yes, I am continuing to play cricket; Last year I played for HBL and we won the 4-Day and 1-Day final as well; This year Khan PCB has done some "dramay baazi" and finished off the departments, they made 6 teams in which they played "babas" [old people], and my name was not picked - I am not sure what they have done; Now I am playing club cricket; I am hearing that a case has been filed so its possible the old system may be reinstated"
 
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Message from Akhtar Ayub in response to our query:

"Yes, I am continuing to play cricket; Last year I played for HBL and we won the 4-Day and 1-Day final as well; This year Khan PCB has done some "dramay baazi" and finished off the departments, they made 6 teams in which they played "babas" [old people], and my name was not picked - I am not sure what they have done; Now I am playing club cricket; I am hearing that a case has been filed so its possible the old system may be reinstated"

I can feel his agony. A slap on the faces of all people who supported this current 6 team format.
 
Tracked down Jamshed. Another sad story really.

PIA messed him around, he was in and out of the team. Management didn't like him and would find any excuse to drop him.

They released him from his contract a few years ago and he's been working at Lahore Airport as a clerical officer and playing a few games of club cricket here and there.
 
Pictures of Jamshed Ahmed from club cricket this year:
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Does anyone have any updates on these 2? Thinking back to that U19 final I had hoped that day Anwar Ali, Jamshed Ahmed, and Akhtar Ayub would go on to do great things for the premier national side.
 
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Akhtar Ayub is playing some club cricket in Attock and has started a property business.
 
These guys were nothing anwar ali turned out nothing.

The batch before them was the real loss genuine 90 mph tall bowlers high arm action in
Ali imran pasha , and riaz afridi .

Ali imran pasha was a big loss got injured in his peak never got the chance to represent pakistan.
 
Akhtar Ayub would have been a real prospect on hard wickets, he had the power and action Big Mac from South Africa. Just wasted
 
Akhtar Ayub’s action was very reminiscent of a young Lance Klusener - the very quick Klusener, not the medium pacer he became.

Jamshed seemed to have a lot of talent (his height might have been a disadvantage) but we’ll never know.

Disgusting treatment and I’m sure many promising cricketers have slipped through the cracks from that time.
 
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