The run machine of Pakistan’s domestic structure, Fawad Alam opens up about his recent milestones. The left-handed batsman made it to the highlights after he completed 12,000 First-Class runs, becoming the 2nd fastest Pakistani to do so.
He also scored a magnificent double-ton against Southern Punjab in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy. Playing for Sindh, Fawad scored a remarkable 211 off 309 balls. The 34-year old has been consistently ignored for the National Team selection despite scoring runs consistently in the domestic. But Fawad says that it is the love of the people that keeps him going.
“All the support I get from people for my performances gives me confidence, and pushes me to do better,” he said. “People are talking about me. Even this is an incentive for me to perform well,” the batsman added.
When asked about the positive he takes from not being selected, the batsman said that it’s the challenge to do even better in next season. “I start every season as a new challenge and try to do better than the previous season and that’s my motivation. I also credit my father who has always encouraged me,” Fawad said. “My job is to perform, and keep performing. It is up to the selectors whether they want to pick me for the national team or not,” he said.
Replying to a question, Fawad added that he is not in a position to question the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on his non-inclusion in the national team. “I am not a big star player who can go and question the PCB or the selectors, but whenever I have talked to my colleagues, I didn’t find any special reason for keeping me out,” he stated.