Great for cricket if Pakistan-India plays bilateral series, says Mohammad Amir


Mohammad Amir opened up on his battle with Covid-19, revealed that he has back to bowl at the net sessions and he suggested that Pakistan-India should play a bilateral series with each other.

Former Pakistan left-arm Pacer Mohammad Amir on Thursday talked about his fight with Covid-19 among the underway season 5 of Abu Dhabi T10 and revealed that he has returned to bowl at the net sessions. 

“I practiced for two days. When I run for long or if I speak for too long, I start coughing. It is difficult because you feel fatigued. But as a professional, you need to have the mindset to get yourself out of that zone or it will keep troubling you. You know your responsibilities to your body. I am improving day by day,”

Amir said.

Mohammad Amir believes that Pakistan and India should play cricket series with each other. Chairman of the Dubai Cricket Council Abdul Rahman Falaknaz’s offer to host bilateral series between Pakistan and India in the UAE.

India and Pakistan have last played their bilateral series in 2013 while they only played with each other in the ICC events. Cricket games didn’t play between these two nations due to political reasons. 

Both two cricket Boards have no issue but the Indian Government has not allowed the Indian board to play with Pakistan.

“It is a good gesture and we should thank him,”

Amir said.

“But until the governments from the two countries do not sit down to discuss their problems, till then the third parties cannot do anything. It also depends on the cricket boards of both the nations and what their thought process is. If all parties agree, and if there is a bilateral series between India and Pakistan in Dubai, it will be great for the sport,”

he said.

He also showed a desire to be a part of the team in the final 4-5 games and said that he has no pressure from the Bangla Tigers.

“I wish to play the last 4-5 games. The team is performing well at this point and we have found our winning combination. It helps me as I can take an extra day or two if needed to recover. There is no pressure from management and they have told me I can play whenever I start to feel better,”

Amir added.

Amir talks about the T10 league where the bowler can only bowl two overs per inning.

“You feel pressure every second in T10. It is good for a player to be under experience because it improves the skills of a player. It is a very tough tournament for a bowler because the margin of error is minimal. There is no room to settle. Your game awareness increases as you are constantly planning how you can bowl a dot ball or prevent boundaries,”

Amir said.

“If I get a swing on the surface, I will take my chance with it. It does not matter which format it is, you should always go with your strengths. If you are not able to find a swing, then you have to change your plans in T10 because batsmen come with the mindset to start hitting shots straightaway. You may need to start bowling as one does in death overs,”

he added.

Left-arm pacer Amir also rapped trolls for criticizing Pakistan fast bowler Hassan Ali for dropping Mathew Wade’s catch at the crucial moment in the recent T20 World Cup semi-final against Australia.

“Our team went to World Cup after New Zealand series and England series were canceled. Coache’s came in a contract of one-two months. There was a change in management. Performing in this environment is a big achievement. Even India, who were playing Indian Premier League in UAE, was not able to qualify for the semifinal stages,”

Amir said.

“Those who troll have no cricket sense. Every player has dropped catches in their career, and Hasan is a good fielder. Also, we did not lose the match because of the dropped catch. You cannot troll this team, you can only give them credit for how well they played,”

he added.