Pakistan pace-bowling sensation Mohammad Amir is excited to share the bench with the former Indian explosive opener Virender Sehwag in the newest and challenging Twenty10 format which will be kicking off on December 14 (Thursday) at the Sharjah International Stadium in the United Arab Emirates.
With the prominent figure in the form of Amir, who will be representing Maratha Arabians eventually heaped praise on Sehwag while adding it would be a fascinating experience to rely on.
“Viru bhai (Virender Sehwag) is one of the greatest players to have played for India and it would be a wonderful experience to play alongside him,” Amir was quoted as saying by Khaleej Times.
The left-arm 25-year-old fast bowler Amir reiterated that it would be an exciting contest between bat and the ball during the next four days. The short-paced competition has housed as many as six teams.
“No doubt it will be fun,” Amir added.
Later in the night on Thursday, Maratha Arabians side is scheduled to face Pakhtoons with the curtain raiser scheduled between Bengal Tigers and Kerala Kings.
However, the final is scheduled on December 17, as the tournament was introduced to the expats living in the UAE and in a bid to generate moreover interest among the youth and the hosts see it as a trendsetter in the contemporary cricket.
Moreover, the management of the tournament organizers has further stated it would be an interesting facet to see how the spectators would turn out with many star players already included in all six teams in the form of Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo from Windies followed by Shahid Afridi from Pakistan and batting star Kumar Sangakkara from Sri Lanka.
On the other side, with Arabians to be mentored by legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram, Amir reiterated that he would relish it big time to work alongside his hero.
“I’m very, very excited about the things I can learn from him over the four days. He has been my idol forever,” Amir asserted.
Amir further remarked it was the great opportunity for him to take part in the tournament which has had listed some top-quality players as the friendship between players from India and Pakistan has grown wider even the tensions escalated at the borders from time-to-time.
“I’m happy to have got the opportunity to learn from him,” Amir concluded.
Amir subsequently has further expressed his happiness to taste the new format, to work on his bowling, as he has been the quick learner of the game while emerging into the top-flight cricket.