Muhammad Amir has recently returned to the Cricket Scene after a long 5 year ban by ICC . He was accused for taking bribe and getting involved in match fixing activities. Amir was born in 1992 in Gujjar Khan. He is 6 feet 2 inches tall left arm fast bowler and left handed batsman. Amir’s career is affected by the ban now he is free to play all forms of cricket. He recently returned to play Chittagong Vikings in the 2015 BPL tournament. Today we will talk about the legendary bowling skills of the greatest left arm fast bowler of Pakistan.
Amir has played for National Bank Of Pakistan as well. He also performed superb in the under 19 team. His bowling record is exceptional. He took 25 wickets in 15 ODIs and 51 wickets in 14 test matches. He also took 24 wickets in just 19 T20 matches. His test and ODI debut was agianst Sirilanka. Amir was a brilliant prospect for playing in the international team in 2007-08. His bowling speed and accuracy impressed cricketers. Wasim Akram polished him and discovered his true potential.
Amir became completely free from any suspension On 19 August 2015. He had already started playing domestic cricket in Pakistan since early 2015. He finally played an International T20 match against Newzealand in January 2016. Amir has always proved to be a fantastic bowler againt the strongest Australian and England sides. He is the most talented cricketer after left arm Wasim Akram. The world will never forget his performance against Australia when he took 5 wickets in the final over and knocked the Australian team out completely at 191. That was 2nd May 2010 ICC World T20 tournament at St. Lucia where Amir made the history. That was a 5 wicket maiden over was never seen by anyone before.
Amir has a smooth action. He has a long run up like the great Wasim Akram. Amir was the key bowler who helped Pakistan win the T20 World Cup for 2009. Amir used to bowl with a speed of near 150 km/hr. Amir took five wickets in a test match against Australia in 2010 by removing legends like Ricky Ponting, Mike Hussey and Michael Clarke. Amir made it possible for Pakistan to win against Australia after 15 years. He took 5 wickets in test matches for 3 times, one time against Australia and twice against England.Amir took 19 wickets against England in 2010 Test Series.
Amir took a wicket in his comeback match in March 2015 to domestic cricket by playing for Omar Associates. Now Amir has a plan of doing some great damage to the Newzeland team in 2016, playing for Pakistan. Amir still has a lot of rhythm in his bowling, his legs are strong as he is just 23 years of age. His wrist is capable of fast paced yorkers and swinging the ball. The future will surely be challenging for Amir but he is fit right now. If he truly bowls the way he used to in his early career, the world cricket can expect to see many amazing dismissals again from Amir. Together Wahab Riaz and Amir can bring out the magic for Pakistan.