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'A decade of missed hundreds to catch up on': Reactions to Fawad Alam's stellar knock
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'A decade of missed hundreds to catch up on': Reactions to Fawad Alam's stellar knock

Fawad Alam was the star of Pakistan's resilient fightback on the second day of the series opener against South Africa in Karachi. After being reduced to a perilous 27/4, Fawad stitched brilliant partnerships with Azhar Ali, Mohammad Rizwan and Faheem Ashraf to wrestle back control for his team. He registered the third century of his Test career – an incredible knock that defied the tough playing conditions and a quality bowling attack.

Years and years of neglect endured by Fawad from various selection committees will always be talked about whenever he achieves something special. History repeated itself as Fawad scored a century on his first Test at the National Stadium, having accomplished the same feat on his maiden first-class appearance on this very ground in 2007.

As the cricket fraternity celebrated Fawad's excellent innings, seething regret and anger was directed at those who kept the 35-year-old away from performing at the highest level. We jot down the top tweets from prominent figures capturing the mood following Fawad's majestic display: