Islamabad: Pakistan player Fawad Alam, who was cast aside for 17 months after scoring a Test century on debut, has said that he was frustrated by the manner in which he was treated and was desperate to make the squad again.
According to the Dawn, the left-handed batsman, still relatively young with his 28th birthday around the corner (Oct 8), last played for Pakistan on the New Zealand tour on the Boxing Day in 2010 at Auckland`s Eden Park in the first of three Twenty20 Internationals.
Fawad, who got married to former Pakistan batsman Mansoor Akhtar`s daughter in November 2011 in Karachi, hails from a cricketing family since his father Tariq Alam and paternal uncle Rafat Alam both extensively played first-class cricket for various teams between 1974 and 1994, the report said.
However, as of now Fawad faces an uncertain future as far as his aspiration to resurrect his international career is concerned after participating in just three Tests, 27 One-day Internationals (603 runs at 37.68) and 24 Twenty20 Internationals plus having been a member of the triumphant Pakistan team that won the 2009 ICC World Twenty20 in England under Younis Khan`s captaincy, the report added.
Alam said that nobody in the competent authority ever spoke to him as to why he had been left out of the national side and the reasons behind the decision, adding that the attitude of the board had hurt him a lot and the pain would never go away.
He said that there was definitely something wrong with Pakistan cricket if the selectors continue to ignore individual performances.