Over the past ten years ,the absence of Fawad Alam from the Test squad of Pakistan has raised eyebrows in the cricketing community, and numerous fans and cricketing specialist have blamed the past selection board’ decision for not selecting him in the team.
After a decade , Alam has made a sensational return to the national camp. In the ongoing first test against South Africa , he completed a brilliant century . While before that he scored another great century against South Africa test match at National Stadium Karachi. In his home ground it was his first Test match.
Former Pakistan pacer, Shoaib Akhtar, indicated that exclusion of Alam’s from the Test team was not the fault of one selection committee nor it can be inculpated on the differences of ‘Lahore and Karachi’. He pointed out the previous captain, Sarfaraz for not including Alam amid his captaincy period.
Furthermore, Shoaib also said that he knows a lot of cricket lovers are accusing Punjabi’s previous chief selector, Inzamam-ul-Haq, and previous captain, Misbah-ul-Haq, for Alam’s omission from the squad , that is true but the whole blame doesn’t fit on them.
He questioned Sarfaraz that he was also belongs from Karachi and was a captain too for three years. Why did not he choose Alam? People should consider this point also and do not put the whole blame on Misbah and Inzamam.”
Alam , in his little career of eight matches has scored Test centuries thrice and will be looking forward to add more in the second Test match planned to start from 4 February in Cricket Stadium of Rawalpindi.
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