Captain of the Karachi Kings, Imad Wasim feels that fast bowler Mohammad Amir is the best pacer in the world. Wasim’s comments came after Kings’ victory over Multan Sultans on Friday in the ongoing sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League.
Along with Amir and Imad, Babar Azam, Man of the Match for his 60-ball-90, helped the Kings to their second win in 3 games of the tournament and are positioned at the second spot on the points table.
Mohammad Amir has been brilliant with the ball – the PSL 2021 is his first major tournament since announcing retirement from the national side. Imad Wasim opines that the left-arm pacer can bowl really well even on flat tracks and reiterated his stance of Amir as the best in the world.
“I always believe he [Mohammad Amir] is the best bowler in the world, not just in Pakistan. Even on flat tracks, he’s bowling so well. I always back him. I think he’s the best bowler in the world I’ve played with. I think he’s executing it very nicely,” Imad Wasim said after the match.
Mohammad Amir announced retirement last year; Said he was ‘mentally tortured’ by the management
Mohammad Amir, who took 81 wickets in 61 ODIs and 59 wickets in 50 T20Is, announced a sudden retirement from international cricket in December. He had retired from Test cricket in July 2019 citing workload issues after picking 119 scalps in 36 Tests.
The 28-year-old was disappointed after being dropped from the T20 squad to tour New Zealand. He expressed his frustration with the management comprising of head coach, Misbah-ul-Haq, and bowling coach, Waqar Younis. Amir said he was ‘mentally tortured’ by the management.
“Right now I am leaving cricket. I am being mentally tortured. I don’t think, I will be able to handle this kind of torture because I have been tortured a lot from 2010 to 2015. My personal decision to leave Test cricket was taken in the wrong way.
“My retirement was attached to my desire of playing T20 leagues. I was wishing to invest everything in white-ball cricket for Pakistan. But every now and then someone or the other person came out with a statement. Our bowling coach came out and said, I ditched them, somebody says workload wasn’t properly handled,” Mohammad Amir had said.