Lavishing praise on him for his persistance, hardwork and determination, Pakistan test team skipper Azhar Ali has said Fawad Alam is example for youngesters.
“Fawad Alam is a determined player. He is an example for youngsters. Despite being out of the team for so long, he continued his hard work and eventually made his way back into the team. He is currently part of our team and whenever he gets an opportunity, I am sure he will make it count and perform,” Azhar Ali told Geo News.
After spending years in domestic cricket doldrums, was finally picked when the Sri Lanka visited Pakistan late last year. However, much to his fans’ agony, he sat in the dugout and was again deprived of any action.
Azhar has clarified that there was no sinister plan behind the move, and that the regulars just did not warrant a replacement at the time.
“I try to maintain consistency in selection. I prefer making a change only when a player is not feeling confident or is completely out of form. I don’t want to chop and change too much in the playing XI, so we tried to play with the same line-up in the last two series,” he said.