On his return to test cricket, Fawad Alam got out on a duck in his first innings back. Cricket fans have been excited at the thought of Fawad Alam’s return to the team. Many people had been calling for his return, including cricketing legend Wasim Akram.
He said, “If I were the captain, I would include Fawad Alam in the middle order for the second test match”. Well, he got his chance, Waz.
As PCB announced Fawad Alam’s return to the national team, the wait was finally over.
He replaced all-rounder Shadab Khan for the second test match in England. On his return to test cricket he got out on a duck in the first innings and here’s how people are reacting to it:
fawad alam after showing his cool stance which he invented in 10 years : pic.twitter.com/GRvxR41EG7
— zaINN (@zainwastaken) August 13, 2020
The fans’ initial reaction to Fawad Alam’s first innings reveals how they feel about him
What a classic player he is.#fawadalam what a shot you beauty.
Successfully wasted a test match fees which is paid from our pocket. Kick him out permanently now @TheRealPCB #PAKvENG https://t.co/5NYm7LcX5d
— єиgя. мαиzσσя αℓνι (@ManzoorAlvi786) August 13, 2020
I guess fans were kinda disappointed
— Lalalala (@hein_sachi) August 13, 2020
However, some fans have shown faith in his abilities and strongly believe he will bounce back
— Syed Yahya Hussaini (@SYahyaHussaini) August 13, 2020
— Hamid. (@Jafferryy) August 13, 2020
Some are extremely sad for him as they know how hard he has worked to come back into the team
— Mahin (@mahinkamran) August 13, 2020
They even talked about the pressure he must face
This is known as pressure. Awam ka pressure, team ka pressure aur khud apna pressure. After so many years #fawadalam came back and we all hoped he will make a massive 100. Oh comeon! Give him some time. He will he will @iamfawadalam25 we are still with you #bestofluck
— Sana Afridi (@afridi792) August 13, 2020
— OSMAN (@Osman_997) August 13, 2020
And some are more heartbroken than others…
— Mian Sarmad Fiaz (@Sarmad86581468) August 13, 2020
These reactions aren’t surprising. Pakistani cricket fans have a record of being impatient with the cricket team over the years. Fawad Alam got out on a duck for the first time in his entire test cricketing career.
Previously, Fawad Alam had played a total of 3 test matches in his entire career. He had an average of 41.66 runs/innings, having only played as an opener or a number 3 batsman. Fawad Alam has a chance to redeem himself in the second innings. Chin up, Fawad!
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