LAHORE: Left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir has said that he feels ‘terribly lucky’ to make a comeback to the Test cricket and this time you will see a totally different Amir in England.
Talking to ESPNcricinfo ahead of the side’s departure for England on Saturday, Amir said that he was left with “unfinished business” and sought a fresh start to help Pakistan seal the series.
“To be honest I never thought about my comeback and I feel terribly lucky to be back to play Test cricket again,” Amir told the website.
“I was all excited for Test cricket because that is where my career was held back and I still can’t believe that this is happening,” he said
The left-arm pacer said that his only aim is to be the best bowler of the series, get Pakistan to win the series, and sign off with fresh memories.
“I might have registered my comeback months ago, but Test cricket is the actual cricket, and playing it again is what I was looking forward to, and this is my real comeback,” Amir said.
“I want to get my name at the honors board at Lord’s once again to win back the love and support in England. I am looking at this tour positively as I want to supersede my past with a better future.”
He said that you will see a different Amir this time in England as a bowler, as a person with new refreshing thoughts.
“I have gone through a lot of tough times, which actually taught me a lot of good lessons, and now I am much stronger than before,” Amir said.
Mohammad Amir´s return after serving a five-year ban over spot fixing case was initially resented by some of his team mates but the 24-year-old left-arm paceman has enjoyed steady support from PCB.
Newly appointed head Coach Mickey Arthur has also promised to do everything in his power to help Mohammad Amir realise his full potential after the bowler was granted a visa for the team´s upcoming tour of England.
Courtesy : TheNews