Feels good to inspire Mustafizur Rahman: Muhammad Aamir

Pakistan's banned left-armer says Bangladeshi hero has the skill to set path on a great career

Sports Desk June 23, 2015
Muhammad Amir looks ecstatic after bagging a wicket on his return. PHOTO: FILE/AFP

KARACHI: Pakistan’s left-arm pacer Muhammad Aamir who is roaring to make a comeback in international cricket in three months’ time after being banned for spot-fixing said he was happy to inspire Bangladesh’s hero against India Mustafizur Rahman.

After a five-for on his ODI debut, Mustafizur said that: “Mohammad Amir is my idol. I just follow his bowling. His spot-fixing allegations don’t bother me.”

Read: Bangladesh hero Mustafizur Rahman idealises Pakistani Muhammad Aamir

In reply, Aamir said that he felt great when he heard that someone wanted to be a bowler like him.

"I felt so good to hear what Mustafizur had to say,” said Aamir.

“I must say he is set for a great career because he is not an easy bowler to reckon with. He has all the weapons and he appears to have good cricketing sense.”

A left-armer like Aamir, Mustafizur ripped through strong Indian batting line-up in the first two matches of three-ODI series, taking a total of 11 wickets.

Read: Mustafizur grabs six as Bangladesh seal the series

Meanwhile, Mustafizur has become the first bowler to bag eleven wickets in his first two ODIs.

“I wanted to perform well on debut. I know only a few have taken five on debut, but all I wanted was to do well against India,” said Mustafizur.

Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza was also all praises for the left-arm 19-year-old quickie.

“Mustafizur was not a surprise for us. We know he can destroy any batsman,” said Mortaza.


Sohail | 5 years ago | Reply Aamir must get on board on the Indian series in UAE. This will lift Pakistan's bowling by miles and will bring some of the best cricketing moments. Get ready Aamir, you are a HERO.
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