Fawad Alam was born in Pakistan’s Karachi district on October 8, 1985. He plays for the Pakistan national team, National Bank of Pakistan, and Karachi Blues as a left-handed batsman and left-arm slow orthodox bowler.
Fawad is the son of cricketer Tariq Alam, who has played first-class cricket for a long time. As a result, Fawad has been involved in cricket since he was a child. He started his professional career as a player for Pakistan Customs and Karachi.
Fawad made his List-A debut for Pakistan Customs against Khan Research Labs on December 21, 2003. The next day, in Karachi, he made his first-class debut against the same side. Fawad performed admirably and was named to the Pakistan squad for the 2006 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, which the team won.
On May 22, 2007, he made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi. A few months later, on September 4, 2007, he made his T20I debut against Kenya in Nairobi.
After a few years, he made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in Colombo on July 12, 2009. He made history by being the first Pakistani player to score a century on debut in an away Test match, scoring 168 in the second innings.
Rise to Glory
Fawad’s big break came in the 2006-07 season, when he made a name for himself with strong results around the board. He received many awards for his achievements in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, including Man of the Match, Man of the Match, Best Batsman, and Best Bowler.
Alam was cut from the national team for three and a half years after failing to succeed in his international debuts. Fawad was chosen for Pakistan Academy’s tour of Africa in September-October 2008 after his hiatus. He was the top run scorer in a four-day game against Kenya, making 302 not out.
Fawad was called up to the national squad for the 2014 Asia Cup, which was held in Bangladesh. In his first match against the hosts, he chased down a 326-run goal with a 74-ball 70. His form continued in the final, where he scored his first ODI century, scoring 114* against Sri Lanka. His squad, sadly, lost the match and placed second in the tournament.