Fawad Alam is a name of patience and trust in God in Pakistan Cricket. The man waited for more than a decade and did not leave working hard to serve his homeland with piles of runs.
The player has been sensational in domestic, list-A, first-class cricket and waited for the longest gap in cricketing history without war interruption to implement his performances at the international level.
Thanks to Misbah ul Haq who gave back-to-back chances to Alam after being selected for head-coach-cum-chief selector in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
One cannot expect a player to perform on the international field after more than a decade’s gap. He failed and then has proved his worth settling with the bat on the pitch as he does in every domestic and list-A game.
Scoring a century against New Zealand in the second innings of the first test will be staying remarkable for a longer duration as this ton is a kind of slap to his critics. His patience, trust, hard work has lifted him up in everyone’s social posts and hearts today.
Scoring 102 runs, Fawad also has become the first Pakistani to smash a hundred in the 4th innings in New Zealand. Notably, he smashed his last ton against Sri Lanka in 2009 and never got a chance again till 2019.
A quick flashback to Fawad Alam’s career
He made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in 2007 and winded up his career in 2015 playing his last ODI against Bangladesh. Ending up with 966 runs at an average of 40.25, he was never seen playing one-day internationals again.
Getting the Test debut against Sri Lanka again, he smashed his first test ton at Colombo and was dismissed under the selection panel by the national board. Finally, getting a chance under Misbah seems to revive and polish his international career. Notably, he has 12222 first-class cricket runs and 6577 List-A runs.