Pakistan might have been battered by India in their Asia Cup encounter last evening, but there was something hearty enough for Pakistan to take by from the game. It was the sheer brilliance and enigma of Mohammad Aamir, who seems to be giving his best shot in order to redeem himself after the spot fixing saga. Aamir bowled a wonderful spell that definitely put a lot of Indians under stress.
Post Pakistan’s defeat, coach Waqar Younis spoke to the media and heaped praises on Aamir. Younis said that Aamir’s past was now history, and he expected the pacer to get better with every passing game. “It was his own fault and one shouldn’t cry on that. Aamir is definitely world class and is getting better and stronger with every match. Even Virat Kohli has acknowledged that he is world class. He is an inspiration for young fast bowlers.”
“Today the length at which he especially bowled and swung the ball at that pace was simply outstanding,” Waqar said. “Credit should be given to India. They have some compact batsmen but we also have some fine fast bowlers who can get any team out in any conditions,” he added.
Even Indian skipper MS Dhoni praised Aamir for his bowling display. “It was a great spell by Amir. His advantage was he bowled full. In this Pakistan team Amir and Mohammed Sami are the two bowlers who bowl a fuller length while the other two don’t bowl too full and also don’t swing much. But with quota of only four overs, the captain is also under so much pressure,” Dhoni said.