Muhammad Amir #CWC19, Muhammad Amir Career, Story of a Rise & Fall
The Leading Wicket taker till the time #CWC19
Premium Pakistani Pacer, Muhammad Amir, becomes the first bowler to achieve 5 wicket hallmark in 2019 Cricket World Cup. The pacer achieved this distinction in a lost match of Pakistan against Australia. Chasing 307, Pakistan lost the battle by falling short of 41 runs, but cricket fans around the world saw a great bowling spell of Amir who took five wickets and curtailed Ausie’s to be in their limits. He also is the leading wicket taker of Cricket World Cup 2019 #CWC19, till the time of this publication.
Rise to the arena
Amir debuted in Test & ODI’s in 2009 @ a young age of 17. He made his presence felt, for the first time, in 2009 ICC World Twenty 20,
where he bowled his quickest delivery at 152 kilometres per hour (94.4 miles per hour), and helped his team to win the title that year. Legend Wasim Akram saw the boy and predicted,” Amir has the potential to be the leading fast bowler”. Veteran Cricketer and international commentator Ramiz Raja commented that the boy is much clever than Wasim Akram @ 18.
Making of a star
With this debut, Amir came in the cricket arena and rose to success by winning the hearts of fans & critics. On November 9, 2009, He scored 73 runs against New Zealand and made a record for number 10 batsman maximum runs. It was the sign that Amir has the potential of a proper bowling all rounder. In 2010, He took his first 5 wicket landmark @ MCG against Australia in a Test Match. He bowled out Ponting, Hussey and Clarke, along with the others. By 2010, the pacer was hurting every team of the world and was winning awards all the way.
Spot Fixing Controversy
On August 29,2010, he was arrested for spot fixing allegation and was punished with a 5 year ban. It was England, Muhammad Amir will always remember. People must have thought that the poor Muhammad Amir will never be able to rise again, after a relatively long ban.
The Man is an amazing story of come back
He must have continued playing cricket in his ban years.
On March 13, he made his domestic debut again, playing for Omar Associates in Grade 2 Trophy, may be the only player to do domestic debut twice. He reappeared on International Cricket scene on 15 July 2016, in a T20 Against New Zealand. The man had become mature enough to re-establish his mettle. In PSL 2016, He took a hat-trick and told every one that he is back. Amir shown his class in 2017 ICC Champions Trophy Final, against the arch rival India, by bagging top three wickets. Amir says, ” Kohli is the toughest”, Kohli says vice versa. He says he is the toughest one to play.
In 36 Test Matches, Muhammad Amir has taken 119 wickets. He bags 70 wickets in 54 ODI’s. In T20’s, he has bowled 55 batsmen in 42 matches. It is also to be considered that he has only played cricket for 5 years out of his total career of almost a decade.
Once again in England, in ICC #CWC19, Muhammad Amir becomes the first to pick up 5-Wicket Haul. He is also the top wicket taker of the event till date. Some places change your life for good. Amir will always play good in England, when ever he visits. May be, he has a special love for English weather.
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