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Pakistan batsman Fawad Alam has made it clear that he is not giving up on his international career and is determined to represent his country once again.
Alam hasn’t played for Pakistan since April 2015, but has been performing superbly on the domestic circuit over the past couple of years.
Despite this, he constantly keeps being overlooked.
With that in mind, Fawad questioned why he is being snubbed even though he averages 56.08 in first-class cricket, 48.71 in List A cricket and 30.93 in Twenty20s.
“Cricket is my bread and butter which is why I will continue performing on the field,” he told cricketpakistan.com.pk. “Hopefully one day I will once again get a chance to represent Pakistan.
“I don’t know why I was not picked to play for Pakistan despite my performances in domestic cricket. Even if I did, there are some things, which you and I both know, we can’t talk about openly. Also nobody has ever been able to give me a convincing response on why I was sidelined from the team.
“I don’t know what will happen when the new selection committee takes charge but one thing is for sure that I [will] never lose hope.
“A while back, Mickey Arthur called me for a training session, where fitness and other aspects of my game were tested. During one of the domestic tournaments, Arthur also messaged me saying that he was ‘keeping a close eye on me’, after my good performances with the bat but nothing materialised.”