I don't have to tell you that I have been talking about Fawad Alam for two years now.
You all know how much I have written about him; how much I have called for him to be included in the Pakistan XI; how much I have rated him.
I was surprised to see some people question what Fawad Alam had done to demand a place in the Pakistan XI.
Well for those who follow Pakistan's domestic cricket and Pakistan A team tours know that Fawad Alam has been the best batsman in the country for about 3-4 years now.
He first caught my eye when he was the leading scorer in a domestic 20-20 tournament in 2005-06.
Since then, Fawad made strong waves in all formats of the game; 20-20, List A, and First-Class; one doesn't muster up a first-class average of 57 by being mediocre.
Throughout this time, I never thought he demanded a place in the XI. I thought he commanded one!
All that is in the past now, for Fawad Alam has just become the 10th batsman in Pakistan's history to hit a century on test debut.
He makes his way into an elite list, which includes Pakistani greats such as Khalid Ibadullah, Javed Miandad, Saleem Malik, and Younis Khan.
On top, Fawad became the first Pakistani to hit a century on test debut away from Pakistan.
He played a chanceless knock in a pressure situation and in a game in which Pakistan looked down and out almost as soon as it began.
Fawad may not be the most gifted stroke player nor the most technically correct batsman, but he is a fighter who grinds his way through situations as was apparent in his innings today.
He is not a big hitter of the ball but he still scores his runs at a fairly decent pace, mostly through his nudges into the gaps and running between the wicket.
Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal brought Pakistan back into this second test against Sri lanka; but if Pakistan go on to win this match, it will be because of the lead they muster up on the back of Fawad's innings.
His job is not over yet, but he has done me proud. I'm sure he has done a lot of others proud too.
This century may lead a number of people to speak Fawad up as the solution to the opening problem; though I am not sure about that.
This is the first time in his entire career that Fawad has opened in any form of the game.
He has made the most of the opportunity given to him and Pakistan have definitely found a great batsman; a great opener or not, only time will tell.
I still think Pakistan needs to find specialist openers and fit Fawad into the middle order where he has spent his career so far.
That's a thought for later; for now lets savour this brilliant innings from Fawad Alam.