KINGSTON: Fawad Alam continues to impress fans in Pakistan and round the globe by breaking one record after another. The left-handed batsman, who has proven to be one among the foremost reliable Test batsman together with his stellar performances over the past year approximately, has managed to rewrite history books by becoming the fastest Asian to succeed in five centuries. Fawad Alam, consistent with official records
, has managed to attain five centuries in only 22 innings. which suggests the Ertugrul-inspired cricketer has managed to realize the feat in even fewer innings than Indian legend Saurab Ganguly (25), Sunil Gavaskar (25) Cheteshwar Pujara (24) and Vijay Hazare (26). Fawad Alam also became the sixth Pakistani batsman to attain a century at Sabina Park, joining Imtiaz Ahmed (122, 1958), Wazir Mohammad (106, 1958), Asif Iqbal (135, 1977)
, Younis Khan (106, 2005) and Inzamam-ul-Haq (117 not out, 2005).Fawad, who returned to the Test arena in August 2020 against England nearly 11 years after playing his third and last Test, faced 213 deliveries off which 17 were converted into fours. On Sunday, he scored 48 runs from 64 balls with six fours. Fawad reached the three-figure mark from 186 balls with 16 fours.Needless to mention, Pakistani Twitter was ecstatic over the batsman’s achievements.Cricket enthusiast Arnav Singh said Alam’s story is an inspiring one that teaches people
to not hand over, despite the chances stacked against them.Ammar Ashraf probably tweeted the foremost apt caption for the batsman.Zaid showed respect for the cricketer’s resilience and for him not abandoning on Day 3 despite getting retired hurt.Aqsa Jamali said the century was a “slap” within the face of Pakistan’s selection process, which had opted to stay the batsman out for a touch over than a decade, despite his stellar recordSpeaking to the media after his innings, Fawad Alam said he would really like to dedicate his century to his parents. “I spoke to my mother over the phone before the match. She told me i might score a century,”
he added.He spoke about the challenges of batting within the second match game, adding that it had been an onerous task as neither was the pitch favourable nor the weather.”It was too hot and humid,” he said.The cricketer credited his father for motivating him to travel on despite all the chances.”You always feel proud once you score a century for your country so i’m very happy immediately. My dad has always been my motivation. He told me to stay on trying and my time will come and now it’s and that i am trying to form the foremost of it,” he said.Fawad expressed delight at scoring five centuries in an equal number of nations. He said the lads in Green would attempt to dismiss the West Indies as early as possible, adding that Pakistan would be a really”>during a position to win if the hosts were bowled out for a very low score.