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  • Indian commentator Harsha Bhogle compares Fawad Alam to an outdated “Hindi movie hero”
  • Says Alam got here again to get his reward on the finish “when it is almost too late”
  • Fawad has garnered reward from cricket veterans and followers for his heroic century towards South Africa a day earlier

Ever since he scored a heroic century on the second day of the primary Check match between Pakistan and South Africa, Fawad Alam has been garnering reward from followers, legends and cricket fanatics. 

Nevertheless, Indian commentator Harsha Bhogle had probably the most attention-grabbing take of all when he in contrast the left-handed batsman to an outdated “Hindi movie hero”. 

Harsha, a seasoned cricket commentator and veteran cricket journalist, heaped reward on Alam, saying that he had managed to beat the chances stacked towards him just like a Bollywood hero. 

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“Been reading a little more about Fawad Alam. Like an old Hindi movie where the hero accepts all that fate throws at him and finally gets his reward at the end; when it is almost too late,” he tweeted. 

One individual did not touch upon the analogy however was relatively fastened upon Alam’s unorthodox batting stance. 

Nikhil Kharoo, like everybody else round him, heaped reward on Alam for his resilience and lack of animosity in direction of the selectors who stored him out of the taking part in XI all these years. 

Sajjad Haider opined that Alam’s was a “classical case of under utilization of talent and mismanagement” in Check cricket. 

Pakistan had been 4 wickets down for 33 when Fawad Alam got here to the inexperienced shirts’ rescue. He scored a century on a pitch that supplied flip to spinners and offered a misleading low bounce for quick bowlers, the place Rabada particularly, thrived. 

Nevertheless, his elegant strokes, psychological grit and skill to outlive on a difficult pitch earned him a much-needed century. Alam scored it in good fashing, advancing on to the crease and smashing the spinner for a six to succeed in his first hundred on residence soil. 

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