After Fawad Alam scored a match-saving hundred against South Africa in the first Test match, former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has raised fingers on why selectors made delay in handing him in the Test cap.
Shoaib Akhtar doesn’t leave any opportunity to take on Pakistan national selector and team management. He openly keeps his view irrespective of it might backfire him.
Alam, who made his Test debut against Sri Lanka at the Sara Oval in 2009, has only played seven red-ball international games for the Asian giants. The Pakistani southpaw made a sensational return to the national side during New Zealand and followed in the South Africa Test series.
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Shoaib Akhtar not only praised the veteran batsman but the Rawalpindi Express lashed out at the Pakistani national selectors for not keeping the 35-year-old in the fray. “Another 100 by @iamfawadalam25. So I’d like to know who will be answerable for not selecting him all these years? Great determination!” Akhtar said in his tweet.
“Another 100 by @iamfawadalam25. So I’d like to know who will be answerable for not selecting him all these years? Great determination!,” Akhtar said in his tweet.
Another 100 by @iamfawadalam25. So I'd like to know who will be answerable for not selecting him all these years?
Great determination! #FawadAlam
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) January 27, 2021
After the early fall of top-order in the first innings of Pakistan, Fawad Alam punished the potent bowling attack of the Proteas with a gritty century. He rescued the side to score 109 and also joined forces with Azhar Ali for a crucial 94-run stand on Day 2 at Karachi. Besides Alam, star batsman Ali (51) and Faheem Ashraf (64) played crucial cameos to help Pakistan bounce back on Day 2 of the Karachi Test. In first innings, Pakistan were bundled out for 378 runs.
Meanwhile, Shoaib Akhtar is a constant critic of Pakistan. Earlier, when Mohammed Amir announced his retirement, he blamed the team management for wasting talents.