Fawad Alam left fuming after ‘only good in domestic cricket’ comment

Left-hander is currently playing for Sindh during the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy

Fawad Alam left fuming after ‘only good in domestic cricket’ comment PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

Pakistan middle-order batsman Fawad Alam was left fuming after being touted as a player who is not able to replicate his performances in domestic cricket at the international level.

While speaking to media after the end of the second day’s play during the ongoing Quaid-e-Azam Trophy in Karachi, Alam was not particularly impressed by a reporter’s question during the session.

“You are nearing your 35th century [in first-class cricket] and always do really well in domestic cricket but when you got the chance in Test matches [against England] you were not able to perform in the same manner. Do you think that being away from international cricket for such a long time has turned you into a player who is only good enough for domestic cricket,” the reporter asked.

“Who said this? Is it you who said that Fawad is only good for domestic cricket? I believe this is your opinion because I have not heard people say any such thing,” responded Alam.  

Fawad Alam was instrumental in Sindh’s fightback against defending champions Central Punjab, at the National Stadium in Karachi, during the second day.

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Central Punjab bowled out for 207 in 86.4 overs after adding two more runs to their overnight score. In reply, Sindh were reduced to 113 for six before Alam’s gritty knock helped his side to 196 for six from 80 overs at stumps and only trailing by 11 runs. The left-hander remained unbeaten on 90 from 265 balls with the help of seven fours.