Published On: Tue, Jun 21st, 2016

Amir ‘like a little brother’ for Wahab


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Wahab Riaz, Pakistan cricket team’s left-arm pacer, stated on Monday that he and his teammates treat Mohammad Amir ‘like a little brother’ in a way to ease the pressure of his revisit to Test cricket at Lord’s subsequent month.

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The 30-year-old bowler was stating at a Chance to Shine occasion in London, that he considers that Pakistan will be integrated and calm down to tackle extra pressures all through the England visit. He said that “You can see the laugh on my face,” he continued “It is going to be the same, and nothing will be different. If you play cricket and enjoy your game, you will be able to perform. On the other hand, if you take stress or are worried about other things, then you wouldn’t be able to perform.”

Though, Pakistan’s initial and Amir’s return Test is going to occur at Lord’s, the very similar site where he, together with his co-conspirators, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt, were concerned in a spot-fixing scandal.

It is anonymous that how the mass will respond to the 24-year-old’s return, but Wahab continued that his spot will grin and bear whatever reaction they get.

He stated that “Obviously you cannot say anything to the crowd, however, what we can do is to go into the ground with a smile on our faces,” he further added “We know what our goal is and we know how to achieve our goal. We have to enjoy our cricket, we have to laugh all the time, if anyone says anything, a smile can do everything for them.”

Wahab is going to share bowling responsibilities with Amir and stated that he is familiar that how significant it will be to rally across his fellow teammate who has worked hard to reach where he is today.

He said “He [Amir] has struggled a lot and has learned a lot of things in the past five years,” he further told “As a team, all of us are going to support him and we are behind him whenever he needs us.”

The 30-year-old moreover added that the squad is similar to a family and they will for all the time support their young ones.

He equipped “He [Amir] will not be left alone, he is a part of our family,” he continued “He is the youngest part of our family, so he’s like a kid to us, he’s like a brother to us, and a son to most of our senior players. We are always here for him; we are going to support him because we know what kind of capability he has in his bowling and how he can perform.”

Pakistan will perform the initial Test of the England series on 14 July at Lord’s.


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