Pakistani Test Cricketer, Fawad Alam, added one more spike on Wednesday as he completed 12,000 runs and get the title of second-fastest Pakistani scorer in the first-class cricket.
He played a luminous knock of 211 runs at National Stadium, Karachi. 34-year-old Fawad played his fourth career double-hundred in Quaid-e-Azam Trophy match against Southern Punjab. Fawad accomplished the milestone when he seizes the 105th run during his innings.
Batsman, Fawad Alam who belongs to Sindh, made his first-class runs of his career during his 257th inning which in return makes him the second-fastest Pakistani to attain the 12,000-figure in red-ball cricket.
Hanif Mohammad is the fastest Pakistani who comes on the top of the list. He attained the feat in 231 innings.
Due to 211 run innings, this improves Fawad’s career first-class average to 56.57, which is considered the best ever the first-class average by a Pakistani batsman.
Among all those players who completed their first-class debuts in the year 2000s and also have batted for at least 100 innings, Fawad’s batting average got the rank of third-best. The top two entails India’s Hanuma Vihari whose average is 59.82 in 120 innings and Australia’s Steven Smith whose average is 58.45 in 222 innings.
Pakistan Cricket Board discussed the selection of Fawad for Test Squad with various chairmen, a few selection committee members, along with different captains. But no one opted for Fawad selection in the Test Squad. Even though, he did acquire a little opportunity with the white ball.
As told by the former captain of the Pakistan Cricket team, Sarfaraz Ahmed, that Fawad was near to selection when he was leading the Pakistan team but unfortunately, he couldn’t make it to the final squad.
Sarfaraz enlightened media in Karachi that Fawad Alam was considered close to being picked but we had to choose for the best promising squad for the Pakistan team.
On the other hand, he also appreciated Fawad’s willpower that he never hives up. Fawad will surely get the chance soon.