Pakistan’s batsman Fawad Alam said the responsibility to represent Pakistan always comes first as we excel playing in any given situation and it’s not time to relax.
While speaking in an interview released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the 34-year-old said that the urge to play for the national team remains still on top.
“Obviously we are missing our family during these unprecedented times but still playing for the country is the utmost priority. As a player, we thrive to play and once the chance comes, it is not the time to stay relax,” said Fawad.
After 10 years on an international tour, the left-hander is excited to be back in the Test squad. He added,
“The excitement of wearing the Pakistan star logo is something that is unique. It’s a proud feeling to wear Pakistan colors as all of the club and First-class cricket you play is for the reason of playing for your nation.”
Fawad highlighted the need to stay together over the next few months’ tours of England.
“We are like a family on this tour and are doing whatever we can to help each other. It does not matter if you are junior or senior, this is what makes the team grow and improve. If we have an atmosphere like this then it has a positive effect on performances collectively.”
Fawad thanked the fans on social media and various channels for supporting him and the team throughout. He concluded the interview by saying,
“Fans have always been with us. They have supported me and the team. We know it will be difficult to play without them and we will also miss them.”
It is pertinent to mention here that Pakistan will play three Tests and as many T20Is against England in August and September.