- Fawad Alam says he lastly acquired his identify etched on PCB’s NSK Honours Board
- The center-order batsman says he scored an “epic” century in Take a look at towards SA in Karachi final month
- Says victory is about group effort
KARACHI: Pakistani cricketer Fawad Alam lastly acquired his identify etched on the PCB’s Nationwide Stadium, Karachi (NSK) Honours Board and spoke about his expertise — each in regards to the century he scored throughout a match towards South Africa final month and the way it felt seeing being listed there.
Final month, the middle-order batter had scored an “epic” combating century — the primary one on dwelling soil — on the second day of the opening Take a look at match towards South Africa in Karachi.
I am grateful to God that we got us a lot respect — regardless of experiencing a lot bother in a stage within the center — and I hit a century.
Now, nevertheless, he has spoken up about how glad and healthful it was to see his identify on the NSK Honours Board.
“Of course, it’s like a dream come true for me. When one comes and sees this board, they think, ‘I wish my name was on this board too.’ I can’t thank God enough that my name has now been inked on this board and I pray that more names are added to it.
“And, so far as victory is worried, cricket returned to Pakistan after ages and I hadn’t performed in Pakistan — the three Take a look at matches I performed had been overseas — so this was sort of like my debut in Pakistan and a comeback.
Fawad stated he “felt very happy”. He defined how cricketers knew that their efficiency must be such that it helps their group win. “I’m thankful to God that we were given so much respect — despite experiencing so much trouble at a stage in the middle — and I hit a century.”
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Noting that it was “a team effort”, he stated it was “evident that we stood strong and everyone fulfilled their responsibilities and we won as a team”.
“It was a fantastic victory and it helped us in the next Test [match],” the cricketer added.
WATCH: Fawad Alam brings up century towards South Africa in type
Fawad’s Jan 27 century was his third one throughout a Take a look at match and got here in the course of the 14th innings of his profession. Alam held fort on 63 as Pakistan reached 178 for six at tea, trailing South Africa’s first innings whole by 42 runs.
Taking part in his first Take a look at at dwelling, Alam was rock-solid as he added 94 with former skipper Azhar Ali for the fifth wicket, leaving South Africa with out a scalp within the first session.