Amir anxious to wear green shirt with patriotic zest

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ISLAMABAD, Jan 5 (APP): Fabulously gifted fast bowler Muhammad Amir has said that he has learnt a lot from his mistakes and will never let the cricketing fans and his team down again.

“We all make mistakes but also learn from them. I’m a more mature person now and will not let anyone down,” Amir said.

He said he was really excited that his name was included in the squads for the tour of New Zealand. “This is what I have been aiming for since my return to cricket as there is nothing like playing for your country,” pakpassion quoted Amir as saying.

“I’m absolutely delighted at being given the opportunity to wear the Pakistan green shirt once again and will try my best to prove myself and bring good name to the country,” he underlined.

Muhammad Amir, the man who back in 2010 was regarded as the rightful inheritor to the throne of left-handed greatness, left vacant by one and only Wasim Akram, is now part of the Pakistan squad again. His current form leading up to his inclusion in the national squad has been described as phenomenal by many, with the head coach of Pakistan Waqar Younis going as far as saying that despite the passage of more than five years of inactivity in cricket field “You can’t kill that zip as this is what Amir is all about.

He is very humble, has very worked very hard in the training camp and I am proud of his attitude.”

With the backing of his coach and the blessings of legendary figures such as Imran Khan and Wasim Akram, the pace-bowler now stands on the verge of continuing his fascinating journey in international cricket where he has taken 51 Test, 25 ODI and 23 T20I wickets.

The fast bowler said he had a good team around him, a very supportive one and he was indebted to his team mates for their guidance and help, adding, he really enjoyed the recent fitness camp in Lahore and was thankful to the PCB and coaching staff especially Waqar Younis.

Amir also thanked T20 skipper Shahid Afridi for his support and guidance, saying that Afridi was just like an elder brother to him and his help had been crucial to the progress he had made since his return to cricket.

“Shahid Bhai encouraged me a lot at the Bangladesh Premier League, in domestic cricket and recently at the fitness camp, which boosted my confidence to a great extent,” the pacer concluded.