The debate on the fitness of Sharjeel Khan is not the oldest one. It was part when he was trained under Shehzar Mohammad. Shehzar commented that although his weight is a bit extra he is healthy and takes a proper intake supposed to be for a cricket player.
As of now, as Sharjeel is being trained under Yasir Malik, he says that fitness is his target and he is following all the plans assigned to him.
When Sharjeel, the terrific opener, got selected in the squad announced recently for the Pakistan tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe, people have been lashing out at him because of his weight.
I am not unfit, Sharjeel Khan responds to the critics
As the press conference was organized ahead of the tour, Sharjeel has broken the silence on the matter saying that he does not have any fitness issue. He commenced by saying that he runs 15km per day.
I do not have any fitness issues. I am following the plan I have been given by trainer Yasir Malik. I am working individually. I ran for 15km in a single day.
Here are the squads:
T20I squad: Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Danish Aziz, Haider Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Sharjeel Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Waseem (jnr), Shadab Khan, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Arshad Iqbal, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Hasan Ali, Haris Rauf
ODI squad: Abdullah Shafiq, Babar Azam, Danish Aziz, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Imam ul Haq, Saud Shakeel, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim (jnr), Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir
Test squad: Abdullah Shafiq, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, Imran Butt, Salman Ali Agha, Saud Shakeel, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shahnawaz Dahani, Tabish Khan, Nauman Ali, Sajid Khan, Zahid Mehmood