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FAWAD ALAM
“The Man who has a habit of being ignored now”

FAWAD ALAM!
The Left handed all-rounder has a habit of being ignored now after performing brilliantly throughout the years in domestic and first class cricket the selectors didn’t think that he is capable of playing in the International squad. 
He is the only Pakistani in all time 20 great batsmen of first-class cricket.
Making his first-class debut at the age of 17, Fawad played with Pakistan Customs and Karachi. He impressed enough to be selected to play in the U-19 World Cup, which Pakistan won.

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After Pakistan’s terrible performance in world cup 2007. Alam was picked up in a 16 man squad for a series against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi.
His debut in the 3rd ODI was one to forget, he was caught and bowled by Dilhara Fernando for a first ball duck.
His second One-day International was a better experience, as he contributed 32 unbeaten runs down the order as Pakistan beat India by 31 runs in Jaipur.
In july 2009, Fawad Alam became the first Pakistani to score a century on debut test match away from home.

In the second innings of the Second test against Sri Lanka, Fawad scored 168 Runs, this is the second highest score on debut for Pakistan, before this Yasir Hameed scored 170 in 2003 in Karachi. He along with Captain Younus Khan scored 200 runs for the second wickets partnership,

Fawad Alam (right) celebrates his maiden century with Younis Khan. AP *** Local Caption *** Pakistan''s cricketer Fawad Alam, right, is congratulated by his team captain Younis Khan after reaching a century on the second day of the second cricket test match between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Monday, July 13, 2009. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)

After 2010 series against England in 2010 he was not picked by the PCB until the 2014 Asia cup.That was a return of Fawad Alam to the International cricket.
His first match after his recall was against the host team Bangladesh, deputising for the injured Sharjeel Khan. He contributed significantly to the team’s victory, scoring 74 runs from 70 balls in a competitive chase of 326. He continued his form by scoring his maiden international ODI hundred (114*) against Sri Lanka in the final, rescuing his side from 18/3 to 260/5 with the help of Misbah-ul-Haq and Umar Akmal.
After that he is constantly being ignored by the Pakistan cricket board selector’s.
His performances in domestic and first-class cricket is outstanding.
People were hoping that he will be selected for the series against Sri-Lanka which will be starting from 28-september but he wasn’t even mentioned in the squad announcing conference.
People are getting behind Fawad Alam now and he has become a very trending topic on Facebook and Twitter.


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