KARACHI: Pakistan middle-order batsman Fawad Alam has determned to silence his critics, ahead of the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka on home soil.
While speaking to media in Karachi, Fawad Alam said “I’m extremely happy to be part of the national side once again and it’s difficult to express this feeling in words.”he said adding that “I played my debut match against Sri Lanka and once again I will be playing against the same side, which is why it almost feels as if I will be playing my debut match again.”
The left-hander was also glad to see Test cricket’s return to Pakistan with the visit of Sri Lankan team.
“Sri Lanka’s visit of Pakistan will send a positive message to the entire cricketing fraternity,” he said. “I urge the fans to turn up in numbers and support the team.” he added.
Fawad said: “My batting style was criticised and compared with that of Chanderpaul but the West Indies player advised me to answer the critics by scoring runs.”
Fawad Alam refused to respond to former chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq’s undermining of his ability, making it clear that he would not say anything against a person he considers his “legend”.
Inzamam, had declared Fawad as good player of the domestic cricket only.
Fawad, during a press conference in Karachi today, was reminded of Inzamam’s jibes repeatedly but he refused to take media personnel’s bait.
The 34-year-old said “He (Inzamam) is our legend. I am not anywhere close to him. I neither feel worthy enough to respond to his criticism nor have I been taught to respond in this way. I’ve been taught to respect my elders. He has his own nature, I mean his perspective. He is my legend and I refuse to respond in kind.”