Recently, Pakistan left-arm pacer who was once tipped to become one of their best fast bowlers ever, was dropped from the national team’s upcoming tours. We’re talking about the extremely talented 26-year old Mohammad Amir, who has seen more ups and downs so far than most people do in throughout their careers.
The player found himself axed from the team’s home series of 2-tests against Australia in Dubai, the first of which was an exciting drawn game. The PCB made this decision keeping in mind ‘the conditions in the UAE’ at the moment, but we all know that Amir has been dropped due to a string of bad tours and his inability to pick up wickets like he used to.
Amir joined Sui Southern Gas Corporation (SSGC), a Pakistan domestic team he played for once before in 2015 after serving a 5-year ban for his involvement in spot-fixing in England. Read Scoops then decided to have a word with Atiq uz Zaman, Head Coach of SSGC and someone who will be having an active role in getting Amir back in shape, physically and mentally, and ready for the biggest stage once again.
Zaman showed his pleasure of having Amir in the squad:
— Atiq-uz-Zaman (@Atiq160Test) September 29, 2018
Zaman explained how happy he was to have Amir back in the side for a few games. “We’re excited to have Mohammad Amir back to the SSGC squad. He has played with us before and we’re awaiting his return. He is a world-class bowler who is a little low on confidence, and it’s my job to ensure he gets back to full fitness, physical and mental.”
Zaman told us that he had also opposed Amir’s fast-tracking into the national team when the latter played for SSGC in 2015. Amir’s fitness level was not up to the mark and he needed to train more. However, the national team was short of pace bowlers at the time and Amir was sent through, even though Zaman believed he shouldn’t have been.
“Now, I’ve taken it upon myself to help Amir return to his best. We have hired a specialist bowling, Kabir Khan, and we are concentrating on helping Amir with his seam position and his swing, which he seems to have lost at the moment. A few wickets in the lower level and just a couple of good games is all that’s needed to get him back to full confidence. It’s going to be some work for the youngster, but he seems eager. We will also be dividing his workload and not make him play all formats for SSGC.”
We wish both of them the best of luck and you can keep watching ReadScoops.com for more updates on Mohammad Amir and SSGC.
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