Tainted pacer Mohammad Amir has finally made his much anticipated return to Test cricket on Thursday(July 14) in the first Test against England.
The left-arm pacer made his Test return after the spot-fixing saga at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground — the venue where his cricketing career came to a gruesome halt in 2010 due to deliberate bowling of no-balls.
Amir spent three months in jail and was banned from all cricket for five years after he was found guilty of spot-fixing. The 24-year old pacer’s ban ended in September last year and he made a return to international cricket when he was selected for Pakistan’s one-day and Twenty20 squads to face New Zealand. However, his Test return divided the cricketing world in two parts. While some supported the pacer’s return others raised their voice against it.
Let us see how the twitter reacted to the pacer’s return:
It would be so amazing if Mohammad Amir starts with a no-ball.
— Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) July 14, 2016
— Muhammad Junaid (@junaidmuhammadd) July 14, 2016
Enough of the Mohammed Amir debate. I overstep the mark every Friday after 10 pints of Stella Artois.
— Dan Whiting (@TheMiddleStump) July 12, 2016
The only reason there is an outrage over Amir's return is because he is actually pretty good.
— Tennis Fan (@TenniceFan) July 13, 2016
An exciting young, talented 18 year old did something wrong ,and has served his sentence,he certainly deserves a Second chance #Amir
— subramani badrinath (@s_badrinath) July 13, 2016
Big day for Mohammad Amir. Just let the boy play cricket now. #engvpak
— jigar mehta (@jigsactin) July 14, 2016
Lahore crying tears of joy at Amir's return.
— Ahmer Naqvi (@karachikhatmal) July 14, 2016
British media is putting undue pressure on Amir. But I know he's mentally v strong, I'm backing him & IA he'll do wel for Pak. Stay strong!
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) July 12, 2016
three survivors in the pakistan XI from the last test they played at lord's
azhar ali, wahab riaz and…..mohammad amir #EngvsPak
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) July 14, 2016
I guess we will have to wait until tea time to watch Amir bowl #banter
— Peter Miller (@TheCricketGeek) July 14, 2016
Watching Mohd Amir bowl to the English batsmen will be fun ! Waiting !
— Vikram Sathaye (@vikramsathaye) July 14, 2016
Eng: We Have Cook
Pak: We Have Amir 🙂
Eng: We Have Root
Pak: We Have Amir 🙂
— ابو برھان 🇵🇰 (@MisterRSK) July 14, 2016
All attention now switches to the return of Mohammad Amir, six years after the spot-fixing scandal at this very ground, Lord's. #EngvsPak
— Sky Bet (@SkyBet) July 15, 2016
— Cricket Stats (@CRicketStats_) July 15, 2016
— FoMA Ramteke (@fomaramteke) July 15, 2016
Big moment coming up. Mohammad Amir bowling again at Lord's….bit of swing in the air…big examination of England's batting ahead
— Paul Newman (@Paul_NewmanDM) July 15, 2016
Right Mohammad Amir, lets see what you're made of..
— The Middle (@TheMiddleBlogs) July 15, 2016
It would be so amazing if Mohammad Amir starts with a no-ball !!! — watching Pakistan vs England
— Babush Chaddha (@chbabush) July 15, 2016