Getting Dropped a Wake Up Call for Mohammad Amir – Kapil Dev
Legendary India all-rounder Kapil Dev feels being dropped from the national side will do Pakistan speedster Mohammad Amir a world of good.
Meanwhile, the selectors recently snubbed Amir from the two-match Test series against Australia. PCB in a statement admitted that they dropped Mohammad Amir keeping in view the conditions in the United Arab Emirates.
Amir averages over a hundred with the ball in ODI cricket this year. He has picked up only three wickets across 10 matches. He remained wicketless in the recently concluded Asia Cup and his last wicket came on July 13 in Zimbabwe. Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed and head coach Mickey Arthur made their concerns public about Amir’s inability to pick up wickets after their first defeat to India.
Subsequently, the management left Mohammad Amir out against Afghanistan and Bangladesh. He played three matches in total giving away 84 runs in 18 overs during the tournament.
Speaking to Gulf News recently, Kapil Dev shared high praise for the Pakistani pacer. He also feels this period will help Amir grow and understand his game.
“Sometimes, fast bowlers go into the comfort zone. Perhaps dropping him can do a world of good to Amir. I personally feel he is a very good bowler but sometimes fast bowlers get into a comfort zone and stop performing. This is what has happened to Amir,” Kapil said.
“He has the ability and talent, moreover, he is a left-arm pacer. When Wasim Akram thinks he is very good, I have to take his word. If he feels Mohammad Amir is good, he must be very good but however good you are, one has to work hard. I feel it is just a matter of time before he regains his form,” Kapil Dev concluded.
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