Mohammad Amir gathers a distinct kind of aura whenever he enters the arena in Great Britain.
The whole bowling setup extravagantly terrific, the blazing stare following the scintillating out-swinger and the hungry eyes of the Caribbean marvels, Amir in England is just like a lion in the jungle. The angry lion that became free of the cage’s struggle. The cage’s struggle of bowling wicketless spells in the Arabian Desert.
But when he’s in Britain, it’s his domain, it’s his place and it’s his jungle. There, he is flourishing and thriving, finding the lost shadow, proving his command and behaving as if only he owns the show.
The utmost peak of his career in the United Kingdom touched in England. The most prestigious board in London has his name written. Kennington remembers his heroics. County Ground kisses his boots. Britain is the area of his redemption and revival.
Mohammad Amir has a special affection for England. How more could we demonstrate this connection when he chose Great Britain for his red-ball cricket’s epilogue?
Even the numbers couldn’t resist speaking out. From three of his five 5-fers in international cricket to seventeen scalps in the grandest event and shattering of the world’s best bowling line up, all the heroics were displayed in the same land.
23 August 2019
Wearing yellow and blue of English domestic side, Amir delivered the blistering pinpoint yorker which sent Behendroff pavilion.
He celebrated the ecstasy of leading his County side to a crucial victory with a glorious bowling stint of 4/29. The chunks of relief and satisfaction are evident on his face. Maybe he is now glad of not betraying his love England.