Mohammad Amir picks three batsmen he found tough to bowl to

Mohammad Amir picks three batsmen he found tough to bowl to

Amir faced the best of the best batsmen on the match field and has also been successful in giving them a run for their money.

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Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir. (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Former Pakistan left-arm bowler Mohammad Amir has been one of the finest cricketers of the modern era. Amir’s career has been plagued with many controversies, his feud with team management leading to his retirement being the latest one. Despite the controversies, Amir has produced scintillating performances with the ball throughout his career for Pakistan Cricket Team.

In his illustrious international career that spanned from 2009 to 2019, the 28-year-old represented Men in Green in 36 Test matches taking a stunning 119 wickets at an economy of 2.85 and average of 30.5. He has also featured in 61 ODI and 50 T20I games scalping 81 and 59 wickets respectively at an economy rate of 4.77 and 7.02.

Thus it is a no-brainer that the bowler has faced the best of the best batsmen on the match field and has also been successful in giving them a run for their money most number of times. In an interview with Cricket Pakistan uploaded on their YouTube channel, Amir revealed three batsmen who have troubled him the most or who were difficult to bowl to.

“Shane Watson used to trouble me during the early part of my career in 2009. He was at his peak at that time. He used to hit me all around the park. Even though I got him out several times, but I used to find him difficult. In Tests, it used to be Jonathan Trott as I couldn’t figure out where to bowl him. In recent days, I find it difficult to bowl to Steven Smith because of his awkward technique,” Mohammad Amir stated.

Mohammed Amir reveals names of his favorite bowlers from recent times

Further in the interaction, the 28-year-old seamer revealed the name of four of his favorite bowlers from the modern era. Speaking about the same, Mohammad reckoned that he likes New Zealand’s Trent Boult, India’s Jasprit Bumrah, South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada, and Australia’s Mitchell Starc.

“First would be [Trent] Boult. I like him a lot. The second would be [Jasprit] Bumrah as he keeps performing in all three formats. Mitchell Starc would also be among the best. [Kagiso] Rabada is also good,” Mohammad Amir added.