Published On: Wed, Sep 28th, 2016

Amir’s comparison with past is unfair



The ex-West Indies great Michael Holding has stated that there is no motive why Mohammad Amir should not keep perking up.

Holding said in a statement “He learns quickly and he has control over whatever he is doing and is making adjustments to whatever he needs to amend,”

E continued by saying that “He is still a young man, he has missed out on quite a few years of cricket which is poignant but he is still a young man and he has quite a few years ahead of him. He looks fit and as we saw, he kept on running in the ball after ball.”

The 62-year-old was discussing Amir’s performance on his arrival to international Test cricket all through England series later than a five-year spot-fixing ban.

“I have the idea that Wasim Akram stated something on television regarding the way he was holding the ridge, but I observed the next time he bowled he was capable of doing just what Wasim Akram had been recommending”.

Holding continued “So that informs me that he learns rapidly and can regulate his game fast,” Holding’s copybook but lethal bowling action has grossed him the nickname Whispering Death.

According to the West Indies great, evaluating how Amir charged in the England visit with how he used to bowl back in 2010 was a little iniquitous.

Holding added up “Well if they had taken the catches off his bowling we would have seen a better Mohammad Amir as it is hard as a bowler to be running in and doing your job and seeing the fielders letting you down over and over again throughout. But he kept his head up and kept on running in and trying his best,”

However, Holding was happy to glimpse Amir back to performance. He told that “It was excellent to see him return to Test cricket. He is much-talented cricketer and eventually the public in England warmed [up] to him,”

He further stated that “When he walked onto the field initially people were a bit hesitant as to whether they should clap or not. I heard a few people booing but as time went on they warmed [up] to him and they recognized his talent and I think people have forgiven him for what he did.”


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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