Fawad Alam rubbishes retirement rumours

He made his Test debut in 2009

August 09, 2023
Fawad Alam raises his bat after scoring a century - AFP

KARACHI: Pakistan cricketer Fawad Alam has stated that he has no plans about retirement at the moment.

The left-handed batter brushed aside rumours about his retirement while talking to Geo News on Wednesday.

Earlier, India media had reported that Alam has left the country's cricket to explore opportunities in the United States of America (USA).

The report added that Alam, who played his last Test in Sri Lanka last year, has joined Chicago Kingsmen in Minor League Cricket T20 as a local player.

Minor league comes under the umbrella of Major League Cricket (MLC), America's first-ever cricket league, which concluded in late July.

The left-handed unorthodox batter made his Test debut in 2009 after a brief stint in white-ball cricket following his debut in 2007. He scored a century on his Test debut to kick off possibly a glittering career. However, he was dropped from the team after just his third Test the same year.

He had to wait for more than 10 years to make a comeback to the Test side. Meanwhile, he completed his 10,000 runs in domestic cricket. In 2020, he got a chance to make a comeback against England in their backyard.

That series wasn't fruitful for the left-hander but he showed his true power in the next series in New Zealand where he scored a match-saving hundred.

In 2021, he scored three centuries against South Africa, Zimbabwe, and West Indies. Later next year, he was dropped from the playing XI following failures in three-match Test series against Australia at home and in a Test against Sri Lanka in July.

Agha Salman replaced Alam in the second Test against Sri Lanka last year after which Fawad was once again dropped from the team. 

Atique ur Rehman is a senior reporter for Geo News.