Following a dismal start by Pakistan batting while facing a solid South African bowling attack yesterday, Fawad Alam has risen to the occasion with yet another brilliant performance. He’s hit a brave century, his third overall and second since rejoining the team after a decade.
Fawad Alam slams his third Test century 🌟
— ICC (@ICC) January 27, 2021
Three times Fawad Alam has gone past fifty, and all three times he has made it into a hundred! He gets there with a six!
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) January 27, 2021
Shocked and excited by the performance of a returning star, cricket fans across the block are commending Alam for being in-form despite such a hefty lay-off from the national team.
Twitter was quick to the follow-up, with fans applauding Fawad Alam for his performance in a series of heartfelt, a few angry, tweets.
A year ago, Fawad Alam was hosting short TV interviews with PSL players on behalf of a brand we’ve already forgotten about because he wasn’t picked for anything. Not Test. Not ODI. Not PSL.
Now he’s a national hero and I couldn’t be prouder of my mate. Never give up#PakvSA
— Fawadennis Alam (@DennisCricket_) January 27, 2021
ESPNCricinfo pitched in after Alam hit the century mark with a 6:
Fawad Alam brings up his third Test 💯 with a six! 😮
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) January 27, 2021
Hello local players! PSL’s finest Islamabad United joined in support for the cricketer:
— Islamabad United (@IsbUnited) January 27, 2021
Well-known television personality Kamran Muzaffar also gave his 2 cents:
Fawad Alam goes past 𝒎𝒂𝒊𝒅𝒆𝒏 𝑻𝒆𝒔𝒕 50 for the 3rd time.
On both previous occasions, he went on to score a 100, so those 50s dont count.#PAKvSA
— Kamran Muzaffer (@Krick3r) January 27, 2021
Other fans expressed excitement over Fawad Alam’s innings, hailing the batsman for performing so well despite a long absence from the sport:
— SHAZAL RANA (@shazal_rana1) January 27, 2021
— Usama Qureshi (@UsamaQureshy) January 27, 2021
WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GET GOING 🙌
— Cricingif (@_cricingif) January 27, 2021
People are happy and letting their emotions do all the typing:
— 𝐙𝐮𝐛𝐚𝐢𝐫𝐑🕊 (@iiZub22) January 27, 2021
Some Indian fans pitched in, praising Alam for a tremendous knock under pressure:
What a story Fawad Alam… Take a bow
— Shuveshek Rai 🏳️🌈 (@shuveshek) January 27, 2021
Well played Fawad Alam.
Congratulations from India. 👏🇮🇳#PAKvSA
— T#€ 🅱💙🆖 Gu¥ (@SarkarSpeaking) January 27, 2021
50s – 0
100s – 3
One ultimate fighter 🔥💥
— Usman Satti (@usmansatti476) January 27, 2021
Finally, the well-deserved title for a befitting batsman:
— Emmad Hameed (@Emmad81) January 27, 2021
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) January 27, 2021
What are your thoughts on Fawad Alam’s gritty batting display? Let us know in the comments section.