Twitter Reactions: Graeme Swann faces harsh criticism over sickened remark on Amir

Graeme Swann
England bowler Graeme Swann. (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)

Mohammad Amir, who was banned for five years in 2010 for his involvement in spot-fixing, is scheduled to make his comeback to Test cricket at Lord’s. Recently, former England spinner, Graeme Swann said “Mohammad Amir’s Lord’s comeback will make me sick” in his recent column.

Amir, who received a positive response from many former cricketers, was surprisingly criticized by Swann. “Mohammad Amir will walk out on the green and glorious turf at Lord’s on Thursday — and it will make me feel sick,” Swann wrote in his recent column. “This is a man who crushed the morality of the game. And yet he is being allowed back to play at the Home of Cricket. Amir should have been banned for life for his part in the corruption scandal of 2010.” The former off-spinner said.


“The authorities could and should have created a much stronger deterrent across world cricket by making sure Amir never played again. I’ve heard all the arguments that Amir, like all criminals, should be reintegrated after serving his time”

“But there is a bigger picture here. If you want to protect the integrity of the game, help cricket grow and inspire youngsters, there can be no place for corrupt players. You must have proper deterrents. If you’re 18 and commit a crime, you go to prison,” Swann concluded.

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Twitterati was not too impressed with what the former English spinner said and fired him back with the following replies: