Muhammad Zaid Alam is a 21-year-old passionate cricketer who was born in Lahore, however, his parents belong to Shangla district of Malakand, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)
Alam’s father has been running a tea business in Lahore’s famous Anarkali Bazar for several years. Starting from a tape ball cricket on the streets of Lahore, Alam stepped into Pakistan’s national squad for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
Recently, Alam has been qualified and chosen to play for Lahore Qlanadars in the upcoming season of Pakistan Super League (PSL).
The young cricketer has grown up helping his father at a tea shop of Anarkali Bazaar along with his brothers. Cricket is Alam’s childhood passion as he used to play a lot in his early teens. One day when he went to school his teacher advised him to focus on playing cricket. After getting admiration and support from his family he started playing for clubs.
For the first time Alam represented Pakistan in U-19 Asia Cup where he made his maiden half-century in his very first match. One of Alam’s best performance remained a series against Australia in which he was declared as man of the series as after his consecutively scoring a century and one half-century Pakistan’s U-19 team won the series by 2-0.
Now after becoming a part of Lahore Qalandar, Alam is looking forward to join the national men’s squad and play for the country.