Fawad Alam finally gets a turning point in his career as he scored his third Test hundred, a maiden at home against South Africa.
Making his comeback in the national team after 10 years, Fawad suffered in England but in New Zealand, he broke shackles and scored his second Test hundred. Less than a month after that century, Fawad scored his third, this time in his hometown where he has scored over 2300 First-Class runs.
His crucial 109-runs knock at pressure situation worked for Pakistan as they finished Day 2 at 308-8 after resuming at 33-4.
This eye-catching knock gathered deserving praise for him on Twitter where people not only congratulated him but pointed out how his 10 years were wasted by previous selectors.
— SHAZAL RANA (@shazal_rana1) January 27, 2021
— Ans Hafeez (@AnsHafeez) January 27, 2021
— Dawood Umar (@dawoodawan65) January 27, 2021
— rabia hassan (@rabiaha32702283) January 27, 2021
Its hard to beat a person who is honest and hardworking and never give up!#fawadalam 😍
In his test career of nearly 12 years, this was his first ever test match at home
Not only he scored a 💯 on his home debut but he scored it in the city where he was born, Karachi
Loved it pic.twitter.com/bQ0DL0NXa2
— Nasreen (@Nas_k27) January 27, 2021
— Mariam Awan🇵🇰 (@Mariam__here) January 27, 2021
What a marvellous knock under pressure. It also raises questions on the selection criterion. He wasn’t selected for 10 long years and came back with a bang. #fawadalam
— faisal (@Faisalmcj) January 27, 2021
Fawad Alam the untold story
Scored hundred on his debut.
Failed in couple of games & get dropped.
Made his comeback after 10yrs.
Had score 10 hundred in NSK in First Class cricket.
Scored 2 tough hundreds after his comeback in couple of games or so.
— Ahmad ™🇵🇰 (@iamAhmadhaseeb) January 27, 2021
To hell with techniques, stance, style…
We need determination and focus like Fawad Alam. Well deserved 💯
— Riz1 (@Riz1Ashraf) January 27, 2021
— Muhammad Arham Khan (@Arham_Apsacs) January 27, 2021
It must be noted here that Fawad made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in 2009. He was given chance only in three Tests despite scoring a hundred on debut. Later on, he was ignored for several years even after he performed continuously in domestic cricket.
He made his comeback in the national team in 2019 against Sri Lanka but didn’t get a chance there. Against England in 2020, he got a chance in two Tests but was failed to score big.