Lord’s Welcomed Amir As Pakistan’s 20 Year Draught ended In English Soil.AMohammad Amir returned to the mecca of cricket where he defiled six years ago, and to be a part of Pakistan’s one of most famous test triumphs over England on Sunday.
24-years old, he served a five-year ban and prison time after found guilty and admitting deliberately Bowling no-ball at the home of cricket back in year 2010.
Pakistan thrashed England by 75 runs as the fast bowler took the final wicket of the first test match.
While cricket pundits have different views on Amir’s return, it seemed like a partial redemption for the young pacer who was cleared to return to the game last September and was making his first test appearance since his ban ended.
As he did it in past removed English captain Alastair Cook in first innings, and then wrapped up England innings in style as he destroyed Jake Ball’s stumps to spark joyous scenes from the Green Pakistani fan army.
“He’s a good kid now, he’s a mature cricketer and he can prove to everyone that he’s a good bowler”, PakistanACaptain Misbah-Ul-Haq told media.A
Amir was one of the best young talent, spotted as a ‘Rare Talent’ when he started his international career at the age of 17 on test debut.
But,his world fell apart when he was caught in spot fixing scandal, also admitted for bowling two no-balls deliberately against England and convicted along with his fellow senior teammates Salman Bhatt and Mohammad AsifAwho also received seven and 10 year bans respectively.
The incident of spot-fixing shocked the world cricket and the image of Pakistan cricket was defamed.
“It’s been a remarkable turnaround after the 2010 incident”, A42 year old skipper added.
“The team took real responsibility and these players showed a lot of respect for the game, fought throughout the six years and brought plenty of wins. Winning against a top side, who are really good in their home conditions, speaks volumes for this team.”