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Ian Bishop praises Fawad Alam’s ‘gratifying story’

Left-hander scored a century in the ongoing first Test against South Africa

Ian Bishop praises Fawad Alam’s ‘gratifying story’ PHOTO COURTESY: PCB/AFP

Former West Indies pacer Ian Bishop has heaped praise on Pakistan’s batsman Fawad Alam, after his brilliant century in the first innings of the ongoing first Test against South Africa in Karachi.

Bishop admitted that nothing can be done about Fawad’s ouster from Pakistan side, over the past decade, but we can still enjoy his success on the field.

“What a gratifying story. Every time I see Fawad Alam score runs, my heart rejoices. 10 years denied him will never be returned, but all we can do is celebrate these apogee moments with him. Well played,” said Bishop.

 

What a gratifying story. Every time I see Fawad Alam score runs, my heart rejoices. 10 years denied him will never be returned, but all we can do is celebrate these apogee moments with him. Well played; #Fawadever👏👏👏.

— Ian bishop (@irbishi) January 27, 2021

 

Fawad is playing his first Test in his hometown, Karachi, against South Africa.

In the ongoing Test match, he came to bat when his team was in a precarious situation at 27/4. Although the odds were stacked against Pakistan, Fawad played a gritty knock, scoring an unbeaten century, and helped Pakistan get past South Africa’s first-innings total of 220.

He could have been dismissed on 35 but Dean Elgar failed to hold a sharp edge off spinner Keshav Maharaj in the slips.

The two-match series marks South Africa's first trip to Pakistan in 14 years, after the deadly 2009 attack on Sri Lanka's team halted visits by foreign sides.