The 32-year old, who maintains astounding batting averages of 41.66 and 55.37 in three Tests and 145 First Class games he has played, congratulated everyone who made it to the squad and hoped for a win in the upcoming series.
Ali has been in stellar form in Pakistan's first-class circuit, having scored 3,473 runs in 50 games at an impressive 46.93.
Alam played his last Test match against New Zealand in 2009. His highest score of 232 came earlier this season.
Leg-spinner Shadab Khan will fill in for slow-bowling spearhead Yasir Shah who is out with a hip injury.
Mohammad Amir will lead a relatively inexperienced pace attack, which includes Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas and Rahat Ali.
Dennis, who had launched a crowdfunding campaign past year in a bid to visit Pakistan and help revive cricket in the country, uploaded a video of the left-arm spinner with captions, that did not attribute to what Fawad was saying.
Pakistan start their tour with a four-day warm-up game against Kent before playing a historic one-off Test against Ireland. "If we look at his numbers for the last two years, he has more wickets than any other bowler for Pakistan".
Ever since Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced the squad that will be traveling to England and Ireland, the Pakistani loyalists are demanding justice.
Ireland are slated to play their inaugural lone Test against Pakistan from May 11 before the latter side head into England for two-match series, beginning May 24.