WI vs PAK: Fawad Alam left behind Sunil Gavaskar and Sourav Ganguly in one stroke


The second match of the two-match Test series between West Indies and Pakistan is underway at Sabina Park in Jamaica. Veteran Pakistan batsman Fawad Azam scored a belligerent century in difficult conditions after the top order was shattered on the third day of the match. All the West Indies bowlers could not finish his innings, due to which the batsman returned unbeaten on 124 when Pakistan declared the first innings. Fawad has left behind Indian legends like Cheteshwar Pujara, Sourav Ganguly, and Sunil Gavaskar to complete a century in this match.

Let us tell you that this is the fifth century of Fawad's Test career and he has played 22 innings of 13 matches for this. In this way, he overtook Ganguly, Gavaskar, and Pujara all three in terms of scoring five centuries by playing the fewest innings. Pujara had 25 to score the first five centuries of his Test career, Ganguly had 24 while the great Gavaskar had 25 innings. Fawad may have been scoring Test centuries very fast, but considering his age, making the record for most Test centuries seems a far-fetched deal.

With this century, Fawad has equaled Pakistan captain Babar Azam's record of centuries in Test cricket. While Babar has scored five centuries in 62 innings of 35 Test matches, Fawad has scored so many centuries in just 22 innings. Babar is often compared with Indian captain Virat Kohli, as well as there is a discussion in world cricket as to why he is not included in the 'Fab Four'. Babar also scored 75 runs for Fawad in the first innings against West Indies.

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