Worchestershire: Pakistan batsman Fawad Alam has stated that duty to represent Pakistan always comes first as we thrive to play at any given situation and it is not the time to stay relax.
The 34-year-old, while talking in an interview released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said that desire to play for the national team always remains on top.
“Obviously we are missing our family during these unprecedented times but still playing for the country is the utmost priority. As a player, we thrive to play and once the chance comes, it is not the time to stay relax,” said Fawad.
The left-hander is excited to be back in the Test squad after 10 years on an international tour. “The excitement of wearing the Pakistan star logo is something that is unique. It’s a proud feeling to wear Pakistan colors as all of the club and First-class cricket you play is for the reason of playing for your nation,” he added.
Fawad emphasized the need of staying together during the tour of England for the next couple of months.
“We are like a family on this tour and are doing whatever we can to help each other. It does not matter if you are junior or senior, this is what makes the team grow and improve. If we have an atmosphere like this then it has a positive effect on performances collectively,” he maintained.
Fawad appreciated fans for supporting him and the team throughout on social media and different platforms.
“Fans have always been with us. They have supported me and the team. We know it will be difficult to play without them and we will also miss them,” he concluded.
It must be noted here that Pakistan will play three Tests and as many T20Is against England in August and September.