Who is Fawad Alam?
Fawad Alam, born 8 October 1985, is a Pakistani cricketer and an actor who plays for Sindh and Pakistan national cricket teams. He made his international debut for Pakistan in May 2007. He came back into Pakistan’s Test team after a gap of 88 Tests and more than 10 years, the second longest gap by a Pakistani in Test cricket after Younis Ahmed’s 104 Tests gap.
He was surprisingly overlooked from being selected to the Pakistan test cricket team for over a decade despite being a prolific run-scorer in domestic first-class matches.
Fawad Alam becomes fastest Asian batsman to score 5 Test tons with unbeaten 124 versus West Indies in 2nd Test
Pakistan batsman Fawad Alam broke the record of becoming the quickest Asian cricketer to have scored 5 Test centuries in the fewest 22 innings so far. Alam scored an undefeated 124 against the West Indies.
Dubbed as Pakistan’s ‘crisis man’, Alam notched up an impressive century on day three of the 2nd Test match against West Indies on Sunday.
The 35-year-old southpaw’s stunning effort put Pakistan completely on top of the game as the Asian giants declared at 302-9 at the end of day three. Alam made up for all the lost hundreds in a rush as he broke into a fist-bump and a sajdah to celebrate his ton against the Windies in Jamaica.
With 4 centuries in the last 8 months since Alam returned to Test cricket, he has made headlines all over the cricketing world by becoming the fastest Asian batsman to get to 5 international Test tons playing only his 13th Test for Pakistan after taking an 11-year hiatus from cricket.
He has notched up all of his five centuries in just eight Tests (including his century on debut) so far after being dropped by the team after just three matches.
Fawad Alam Biography, Wiki
Born in Karachi, Fawad plays primarily as a left-handed batsman but also bowls slow left-arm orthodox. After not playing international cricket for more than 10 years for Pakistan, he played international cricket (Test) again for Pakistan, against England, in August 2020.
Fawad Alam is also known for his Ertuğrul Bey type signature style celebration which he emulated from the Turkish historical drama series Diriliş: Ertuğrul.
Fawad Alam comes from a cricketing family and was born to a Pakistani first-class cricketer, Tariq Alam. His paternal uncle, Rafat Alam, and his maternal uncle, Waheed Mirza, played first-class cricket for Pakistan. He is also a cousin of the English Test cricketer, Usman Afzaal.
In November 2011, Fawad Alam married the daughter of former Pakistan Test cricketer, Mansoor Akhtar in Karachi.
|Full name||Fawad Alam|
|Born||8 October 1985 (age 35)|
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|Bowling||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Relations||Tariq Alam (father)|
Mansoor Akhtar (father-in-law)
Waheed Mirza (uncle)
|National side||Pakistan (2007-present)|
|Test debut (cap 196)||12 July 2009 v Sri Lanka|
|Last Test||20 August 2021 v West Indies|
|ODI debut (cap 156)||22 May 2007 v Sri Lanka|
|Last ODI||22 April 2015 v Bangladesh|
|ODI shirt no.||25|
|T20I debut (cap 20)||4 September 2007 v Kenya|
|Last T20I||26 December 2010 v New Zealand|
|T20I shirt no.||25|
|Domestic team information|
|2006–2015/16||National Bank of Pakistan|
|2016/17–2017/18||Sui Southern Gas Company|
Fawad Alam Physical Appearance
- Height (approx.): 5 feet 8 inches
- Weight (approx.): 71
- Eye Colour: Black
- Hair Colour: Black
Fawad Alam Personal Life
- Date of Birth: 8 October 1985
- Age: 35 years
- Birth Place: Karachi Sindh Pakistan
- Zodiac sign: Libra
- Nationality: Pakistani
- School: APS Karachi
- College: APS Karachi
- Educational Qualifications: N/A
- Net worth: 6 Million USD
Fawad Alam Cricket Career
- Test: 12 July 2009 against Sri Lanka
- ODI: 22 May 2007 against Sri Lanka
- T20: 4 September 2007 against Kenya.
- Jersey Number: 25
- Domestic/State Teams: NBP (National Bank of Pakistan)
- Nature on the field: Calm
Fawad Alam Records:
- Fawad Alam is 2nd fastest Pakistani cricketer to cross the 12000 runs mark in First Class Cricket.
- Fawad Alam holds the record for the best Average 56.57 by any Pakistani Player.
- Fawad’s batting average is the third-best after India’s Hanuma Vihari (59.82 in 120 innings) and Australia’s Steven Smith (58.45 in 222 innings).
Fawad Alam Wife and Children
- Marital Status: Married
- Wife: Samreen Fawad
- Marriage Date: 22 Nov 2011
- Children: 1
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