5 amazing facts about Fawad Alam on his birthday.

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The unorthodox left handed Pakistan batsman Fawad Alam celebrates his 30th birthday today. Born in Karachi Fawad impressed one and all when he burst onto the scene as he was part of the U-19 world cup winning squad in March 2004.

Fawad Alam made his debut for Pakistan in the shorter formats in the year 2007 after consistently performing in the domestic T20 tournaments. He made his way into the test side in 2009 against Sri Lanka after scoring tons of runs in the domestic circuit.

Let’s take a look at 5 facts you may not know about the talented left hander.

5) Highest first class average
Fawad Alam holds the record for having the highest first class average by a Pakistan with an average of almost 57 and is on the 20th position on the all time list of highest first class average.

4) Hundred on test debut
Fawad is one of the 11 Pakistan players who have scored a hundred on debut. He scored 168 runs against Sri Lanka at Colombo in the second innings of Pakistan. He was the first Pakistan player to score century on debut away from home.

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3) International average
Fawad Alam is one of the few players who has a batting average of 40 plus in both tests and ODIs.

2) Cricket in blood
Fawad’s father Tariq Alam was also a first class cricketer and played for a significant amount of time at the first class level and thus Fawad Alam was born in a family which had cricket running through its veins.

1) First ball duck on ODI debut
Fawad Alam would not have wondered that he would make such a low key start to his ODI career as he was dismissed for a first ball duck on debut.
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