“I don’t think like that (10 years have been wasted) because If I would, the number of runs I made in domestic cricket and piled up records couldn’t have been possible,” he added. On the other hand, Fawad praised team management for awarding him the opportunities after he failed in two innings in England. “Team management encouraged and believed in my potential. They are supporting me and that confidence has allowed me to do well in the middle. Misbah Bhai said that I know you will do it and I have full faith in you.” he added.
Jan 2007 – Fawad Alam's first First-class match at the NSK: 110 runs— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) January 27, 2021
Jan 2021 – Fawad Alam's first Test match at the NSK: 109 runs#PAKvSA #HarHaalMainCricket #BackTheBoysInGreen @iamfawadalam25 pic.twitter.com/ll659BcZ7y
The 42-year-old Wasim added that he always believed Fawad had all the ingredients to shine at the highest level. “Well batted, Always believed you have what it takes to perform at this level.”
You don't need to change your stance @iamfawadalam25, but the detractors might soon change their stance about you! Well batted 👏 Always believed you have what it takes to perform at this level. #PAKvSA https://t.co/oSGQEDpcYK pic.twitter.com/6V1peX4JnW— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) January 27, 2021
Note, Fawad reached his third Test ton with a six off spinner Keshav Maharaj. He is currently batting at 109* while Faheem Ashraf is at 51*. Pakistan has a lead of 55 and is going strong 275/6.
What a gratifying story. Every time I see Fawad Alam score runs, my heart rejoices. 10 years denied him will never be returned, but all we can do is celebrate these apogee moments with him. Well played; #Fawadever👏👏👏.— Ian bishop (@irbishi) January 27, 2021