Fawad Alam on why he’s been out of Pakistan team for so long
KARACHI: On Wednesday, cricketer Fawad Alam recently scored 107 runs, making it the 32nd century of his career, in the Round 7 fixture of the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy against Northern.
Cricketer Fawad Alam has scored 11,830 runs in 162 first class matches, has an average of over 56, and is known around the domestic circuit as a run machine.
Much to the dismay of his impeccable score, Fawad last played for Pakistan in 2015. Repeated calls have been made for his inclusion to the side but to no avail.
Fawad had largely remained withdrawn on offering possible explanations perhaps to avoid complications with the cricket board which could have affected his comeback chances.
The cricketer has admitted that a personal disliking is the reason behind his absence in the national fold,
“Yes [personal] liking/disliking is there and it’s obvious as well. I don’t have to say anything about that,” he revealed.
Alam was addressing a press conference at the end of Sindh and Northern’s match at National Stadium in Karachi.
“I am also looking to get the answers. Maybe if I get the answer then I will try to overcome that thing [but then] every year or two there’s a new reason to drop me and I have to start working on that.”
He further said,
“Sometimes it becomes so difficult when a player has been neglected but I have to keep myself motivated because cricket is my bread and butter. Besides, what else would I do if I quit cricket?”
But Fawad refuses to discouraged by his frequent absence from the Pakistani squads, saying: “I’m hopeful from the Almighty that I will get the chance.”
He went on to say, “I think liking or disliking are part of life and career. It happens everywhere in life. Even at your home there are favourites in the family. But players must stay focused.”
Fawad has a record of two centuries and another half this season in cricket, and says he will not give up so easily. He added,
“Like any player, my job is to perform and keep on performing. A player who is dropped from the national team tries to perform in domestic circuit to make his comeback. Let’s see when I get my chance. I pray that whenever I get my chance, I give it my best.”