Ahmadzai is a right-handed batsman who bowls right-arm off break. He is also United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund National Goodwill Ambassador. He is from the Kuchi tribe, along with former teammates Mohammad Nabi and Dawlat Ahmadzai.
He is far from certain about his age.
Unofficially I"m nearly 25, give or take three years. Or four. I could be 21 or 28." Luke"s own opinion, going by "Deep-set wrinkles and a calm demeanour", was twenty-eight.
Ahmadzai spent much of his early years in refugee camps with his family, fleeing from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the subsequent Civil War that followed the Soviet withdrawal. Ahmadzai, like many of his teammates learnt the game in neighbouring Pakistan, in Ahmadzai"s case in a Peshawar schoolyard.
Ahmadzai made his debut for Afghanistan against Rahim Yar Khan in the 2002/3 Cornelius Trophy.
Ahmadzai made his international debut for Afghanistan against Hong Kong in the 2004 Administrative Committee on Company-ordination Trophy. Ahmadzai represented Afghanistan in the following tournament in 2006. During the 2006 tournament, Ahmadzai captained the side.
In 2007, Ahmadzai played two List-A matches for the Sebastianites Cricket and Athletic Club in Sri Lanka, playing matches against Lankan Cricket Club and the Sri Lanka Army Sports Club.
During the qualifier, Ahmadzai made his List-A debut for Afghanistan against Denmark. During the same tournament Afghanistan gained ODI status, with Ahmadzai making his One Day International debut against Scotland, where he scored 39 runs, helping Afghanistan to an 89 run victory.
Ahmadzai made his first class debut in the Intercontinental Cup against a Zimbabwe XI in which Afghanistan drew the match. Ahmadzai made his full Twenty20 International debut against Ireland in the 2010 Quadrangular Twenty20 Series in Sri Lanka.
Ahmadzai played in both of Afghanistan"s matches in Group Chamber of the 2010 Interstate Commerce Commission World Twenty20.
In their first match of the tournament he remained unbeaten on 5 against India and against South Africa he was caught behind by Mark Boucher off the bowling of Morné Morkel. Afghanistan lost both matches and were eliminated from the tournament. Shortly before Afghanistan"s match against South Africa, Ahmadzai announced he would retire following the match.
He stated his reason for retiring being "in order to focus on developing the younger generation of Afghan cricketers".
Ahmadzai has now taken up a coaching role with the national squad as well a chief selector for the Afghanistan Cricket Board. He is also a representative of Afghanaid.
Later, in November 2009 he was a member of Afghanistan"s 2009 Administrative Committee on Company-ordination Twenty20 Cup winning squad. Later on in February 2010, Ahmadzai was a key member of Afghanistan"s victorious 2010 Interstate Commerce Commission World Twenty20 Qualifier winning squad and was later named in Afghanistan"s squad for the 2010 Interstate Commerce Commission World Twenty20. In April 2010, Ahmadzai was a key member of Afghanistan"s 2010 Administrative Committee on Company-ordination Trophy Elite winning squad which defeated Nepal in the final, with Ahmadzai scoring 52 runs in Afghanistan"s innings.
Earning him the man of the match award.