- Pakistani middle-order batsman Fawad Alam says he has “never blamed anyone for not being selected in past”
- Says he doesn’t blame anybody for “losing 10 precious years of his career” both
- Says he knew there was “light at the end of the tunnel”
KARACHI: Pakistan’s middle-order batsman Fawad Alam has mentioned that he doesn’t blame anybody for “losing 10 precious years” of his profession as a result of being “constantly ignored.”
Speaking to media after his third Take a look at hundred in Karachi, the middle-order batsman mentioned that no matter he went by was “just his fate and nothing else.”
“I have never blamed anyone for not being selected in the past. I have always believed in whatever fate had in store for me. I never lost hope because I knew that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel,” he mentioned.
“I don’t know what would’ve happened if I was playing for Pakistan in all those years. Maybe, I wouldn’t have gotten this respect that I have earned from everyone today,” the middle-order batsman mentioned.
The 35-year-old batsman added that he’s “thankful for whatever he has achieved in his career.”
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Replying to a query, he mentioned that the crew administration has given him the boldness to go within the center and “express himself with full freedom.”
“Misbah bhai, our head coach, has given me the confidence and when the team management is empowering you and giving you the confidence you need, then it surely helps you to do well for the team,” Fawad mentioned.
“Younis Khan is also helping us fine-tune our game. The best thing about Younis Khan being a batting coach is that he would guide us according to our level, he won’t be Younis Khan and instead, he’ll try to be at our level,” Fawad mentioned.
Speaking about his innings in Karachi, Fawad mentioned that it’s “always good to score a century for your country,” including that he’s “satisfied that his scores came at a time when his team needed them the most.”
He mentioned that the goal, when he walked to the center on the second day’s morning of Karachi Take a look at, was to remain as lengthy [as possible] and convey rating near South Africa’s whole.
“It was a difficult situation for us after the end of day one and in the morning we had the target that we must take our score close to South Africa’s total. We were trying to spend time on the wicket and fortunately, we got success in getting the lead against South Africa,” he mentioned.
“I am happy that I was able to contribute to my team’s cause,” he concluded.
Fawad scored 109 runs off 245 balls towards South Africa at Karachi’s Nationwide Stadium — his residence venue — whereas taking part in his first-ever Take a look at match on residence soil.
Alam introduced up his century by smashing a six at mid-on off Keshav Maharaj within the ninetieth over of the innings.
This was Alam’s third century in his 14th inning — the one Pakistani participant to attain his third Take a look at century in fewer innings than Alam was Azhar Mahmood, who scored his third within the tenth inning.
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