New Delhi: Sports talents around the world are astounding cricket lovers with their skills. A similar view emerged during the first Test being played between Zimbabwe and Pakistan. Pakistan batsman Fawad Alam hit a brilliant century against Zimbabwe in the first Test being played in Harare. With this, he made a unique record in his name.
Fawad has become the first batsman in Asia and the sixth batsman in the world to convert his first 4 Test half-centuries into a century. Fawad hit 140 runs and was dismissed for the third day. Fawad scored the fastest 4 Test centuries for Pakistan during the Harare Test in just 18 innings.
Earlier Salim Malik has done four Tests in 24 innings. Pakistan Cricket Board congratulated Fawad by tweeting. PCB wrote Fawad became the first batsman in Asia and the sixth batsman in the world to convert his first 4 Test half-centuries into a century.
This has happened in the Test after 55 years, when a player has converted the first four half-centuries of his Test career into a century. Earlier, this feat was done by John Ederick of England. In 1966, Ederick converted the first four FIFTY of his career into a century.
Apart from this, Fawad also became the batsman to score the highest century in the list of players with 100% conversion rate. Before him, England’s Ravi Bopara holds a record of three centuries.
Fawad has so far hit 710 runs with an average of over 44 in 18 matches of 10 matches. While in ODIs, he has scored 966 runs in 38 matches with an average of over 40. He has scored 194 runs in 17 eighth T20Is. In bowling, he has taken 2 wickets in 2 matches of 10 matches in Tests. He has taken 5 wickets in ODIs and 8 wickets in T20s.
35-year-old Fawad surprised cricket fans in a 2009 debut match against Sri Lanka. He hit 168 runs in the second innings of his first Test. Although Fawad got an opportunity to play only two more Tests after this, it is surprising that he had to wait 10 years and 259 days to play the fourth Test. Fawad was selected in the Pakistan team that went on a tour of England last year.