PSL 2018: Mohammad Amir likely to be ruled out of the tournament
Amir’s absence will certainly take a toll on the team.
Updated - Feb 27, 2018 3:48 pm
The spearhead of Pakistan’s bowling attack, Mohammad Amir is likely to endure a premature end to his Pakistan Super League (PSL) stint after incurring a serious injury. The 25-year-old pacer reportedly sustained the injury during Karachi Kings showdown against Peshawar Zalmi and is expected to be out for a considerable number of games.
Though the Kings have plenty of power in their bowling ranks with the likes of Shahid Afridi, Imad Wasim, Tymal Mills, Amir’s absence will certainly take a toll on the team. In his side’s last fixture against defending champion Peshawar Zalmi, Amir raised the bar returning with impressive figures of 2-6, which proved clinical in their decisive victory.
According to brecorder, Karachi Kings skipper Imad Wasim said, “It is a major blow for our team to lose such a world-class player. At the moment it is pretty hard to tell how bad the injury is. We are assessing and will update soon.”
Speaking about Amir’s replacement, he said, “We have good players sitting in the dugout, it would not be a big problem for us. We have had planned to replace Amir and Mills during the tournament.”
Amir was stuck with poor fortunes
Rewinding time to 7 years back, three Pakistan international cricketers jeopardized their promising international careers after getting involved in a spot-fixing scandal. Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir were caught accepting a few thousand pounds to underperform. In response to these allegations, ICC banned the three cricketers for terms of 5 and 10 years.
Despite an absence of 5 long years, Amir has shown incredible character and passion to return to the game. And since his comeback, he has been a standout bowler in Pakistan’s lineup.
Amir’s re-entry into the circuit is an achievement in itself and the fast bowler has taken giant strides to improve with the passage of time. It was the left-arm pacer’s sensational spell against arch-rivals India during the ICC Champions Trophy final which helped them win their maiden Champions title.