Fawad Alam continues to be overlooked for selection despite staggering numbers in domestic cricket. Having accumulated another century in the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy – the 32nd ton of his first-class career – Fawad expressed his disappointment over not being able to break into the national side.
He smashed a stellar 168 in his debut game in Test cricket but could don Pakistan’s white jersey in the longest format in only two more games. Delving into the possible explanations for his prolonged absence, the 34-year-old has finally said there tends to be a personal dislike for him among the higher-ups in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) that doesn’t allow him to stage a comeback to the Test side.
“Yes [personal] liking/disliking is there and it’s obvious as well. I don’t have to say anything about that. I am also looking to get the answers. Maybe if I get the answer then I will try to overcome that thing [but then] every year or two there’s a new reason to drop me and I have to start working on that,” Fawad told reporters.
The left-handed batsman, who possesses an unorthodox technique, stated he is still motivated to maintain his dominant run in the domestic circuit.