Amir thanks Afridi for his support

Published: January 4, 2016


The returning left-arm fast-bowler Muhammad Amir thanked Pakistan T20I captain Shahid Afridi, who supported his return to international cricket.

Afridi took to twitter to express his support for the 23-year-old, and said that he is happy to have the left-armer back in the squad.

Twenty20 captain Afridi backs Amir selection

Amir thanked the veteran all-rounder for his guidance and support, and called him his ‘elder brother’.

“I would like to thank Shahid Afridi for all of his support and guidance,” said Amir.

“He encouraged me at the Bangladesh Premier League when we met, also in domestic cricket and recently at the fitness camp.

McCullum backs Amir’s return to Pakistan squad

“He is like an elder brother to me and his help has been crucial to the progress I have made since my return to cricket. His support has been very important.”

The 23-year-old expressed his delight after being selected for the tour of New Zealand.

“I’m really excited that my name has been included in the squads for the tour of New Zealand,” said a delighted Amir while talking to

“There is nothing like playing for your country and that’s what I want more than anything else.”

Amir, who will play his first international match after a break of more than five years, thanked Pakistan Cricket Board [PCB] for giving him the opportunity to wear the green shirt again.

“I thank the PCB for giving me a second chance,” said Amir.

“I’m absolutely delighted at being given the opportunity to wear the Pakistan green shirt once again.”

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Jan 4, 2016 - 4:01PM

    good move from pcb m aamir backRecommend

  • Babloo
    Jan 4, 2016 - 4:32PM

    Boom Boom is the best..Amir and Boom Boom, great trp rates..looking forward to it :)Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jan 4, 2016 - 8:59PM

    New Zealand should refuse visa to this criminal and dash hopes of those who side with criminals. Afridi wants him back to prolong his own career which should have been ended a decade ago. Recommend

  • Dash
    Jan 5, 2016 - 3:29AM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    A typical indian troll :DRecommend

  • PakSal
    Jan 5, 2016 - 11:58AM

    As IK said, this country is run by crooks of Raiwind, Larkana etc and roam around freely and are called “Honourable” when there is absolutely nothing honorable about them. This boy actually admitted his guilt and was punished for his deeds, its over, I am looking forward to seeing him in action in NZ and beyond.Recommend

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