Fawad Alam, a Karachi-based cricketer, has claimed that his past was his destiny, as he had been neglected for almost 10 years before he rejoined the national squad in the Test format.
“I believe in Allah…my focus is to avail whatever comes (in that situation) so I don’t think about those 10 years as I played domestic cricket during those 10 years and Allah has given me a lot of respect from there,” the left-handed batsman said during a virtual press conference.
Fawad was talking to the media after the second day of the Karachi Test in which he scored his Test career’s third century against South Africa.
Fawad Alam has so far played eight Test matches including the ongoing Karachi Test while he has scored three tons out of which two centuries were made after a gap of more than 10 years as he scored 168 runs on his Test debut against Sri Lanka in 2009 before being dropped for a long period.
Although Fawad’s latest ton is the first he made at a home ground. Previously, he made another one during Pakistan tour to New Zealand in December 2020.
Responding to a question about his wasted career he said that he had always been saying that fate had decided that for him. “If it was in my destiny, then nobody could have taken it away from me,” the batsman continued.
“I want to redeem myself in whatever time I’ve left in cricket…maybe I get more success than what I would’ve earned,” Fawad added.
Cricket fans and experts now believe that Fawad Alam has successfully made his place in the team for next tournaments.