Mohammad Amir included in the T20 squad against England
The first match between Pakistan v England T20 live streaming starts today. Fast bowler Mohammad Amir will remember the bad memories of 10 years ago if he gets a chance in the Pakistan XI in this match. Although Muhammad Amir has been included in the squad, did he get the chance to play the first T20 between England vs Pakistan?
Pakistan will play a Test match against England at Lord’s on 27 August 2010. Aamir did spot-fixing in that match. As it is August 26, and playing on English soil, the memory of that spot-fixing will come back before Aamir’s eyes. As a result, Aamir lost his chance to become one of the best bowlers in the world with a five-year ban.
Amir was 18 years old during that visit. Exactly a decade ago, the young Amir deliberately no-ball at Lord’s. Later, as it was proved, Aamir’s potential great career stopped there. Aamir was involved in spot-fixing with another fast bowler Mohammad Asif and Pakistan captain Salman Butt on the tour. Asif and Butt have been banned and jailed for five years.
Being the youngest of the three, Aamir got the sympathy of cricket fans. He returned to international cricket in 2016 after overcoming the ban. But Aamir spent the most important time of his career in the ban. Many were ambitious about his career.
Former Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur told AFP: “It simply came to our notice then. He later tried to be the best and has lost badly these five years, but he is still one of the best bowlers. Amir is one of the people I have worked with.
If Pakistan’s statistician Mazhar Arshad had not been banned, Aamir would have taken 250 wickets in both Test and ODI formats. Only four bowlers have taken at least 250 wickets in Tests for Pakistan. They are Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Imran Khan and Danish Kaneria. Aamir, who said goodbye to Test cricket last year, has taken 119 wickets in 36 Tests, 61 in 61 ODIs and 59 in 46 T20s.
Arshad said, “In the five years of the ban, Aamir has missed 43 Tests, 137 ODIs and 57 T20I matches. According to the idea, he would have taken 250 wickets in Tests and ODIs. Who knows, Pakistan could have won the World Cup in 2011 (Pakistan lost to India in the semi-finals of the 2011 World Cup).
Amir, who grew up in a village called Changa Bengal, south of the Pakistani capital Islamabad, started playing with tape balls. He has already made great strides in international cricket. However, his bowling talent was soon seen at the Asif Bajwa Academy in Rawalpindi, where he dismissed Pakistan’s legendary left-arm pacer Wasim Akram.
Aamir came to the notice of everyone by taking 55 wickets in the first-class season in 2006. As a result, he paved the way for the selectors to consider the 2009 T20 World Cup. Former Pakistan captain Ramiz Raja said Aamir’s talent was clear to everyone.
He said, ‘When I first saw him, I knew he was smart and efficient. He can learn quickly and is very skilled and would not have lost these five years, but could have been the best star in all formats. ‘
Aamir took five wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2009 and seven at Lord’s in 2010. Against Australia twice. Which widened Amir’s chances in the Tests. Aamir’s pace, swing and wicket-taking ability were being compared by many to Akram. He took 19 wickets in four Tests against England on that tour before spot-fixing at Lord’s.
In a July YouTube interview, Aamir said, “The life of a cricketer is very short, especially the career of a fast bowler and I have suffered a lot in these five years. My body is kind of exhausted. “I’ve been playing regularly since I came back in 2016 and we’ve had physical problems, and that’s why I retired from Test cricket.”
Aamir, 26, retired from Test cricket last year. But bowling coach Walker Younis brought serious allegations against Aamir, such as “putting the team in danger”. But Aamir played a key role in Pakistan winning the Champions Trophy in 2016. He took 3 wickets for 16 runs against India in the final. Aamir said winning another big trophy would help him finish his career.
“No matter what format I play in, I have the Pakistani flag on my chest,” he said. If I can take 500 wickets in ODIs and T20s and win a trophy, I think I have finished my career properly.