After a lot of ifs and buts, Fawad Alam was included in the Test squad against Sri Lanka for the two Test matches at home.
However, Fawad Alam will have to wait for his turn as he was left out of the opening Test match at Rawalpindi. Pakistan opted for Haris Sohail in place of Fawad Alam and Abid Ali also made his Test debut along with Usman Shinwari.
However, the fans on social media were not happy with the decision of dropping Fawad Alam after his consistent purple patch in first-class cricket.
Twitterati also criticized the Head coach and chief selector Misbah-ul-Haq for his decision to drop Fawad Alam and Yasir Shah from the playing XI. The green shirts went with four pacers in the line-up and no genuine spinner was included in the playing XI for the first Test match.