Wasim Akram, the former Pakistani captain, feels that pacer Mohammad Amir should be included in the team’s World Cup plans, claiming that as a veteran, he can mentor the younger bowlers.
Bowlers bowl in groups, according to the 54-year-old, and having a senior bowler to assist the younger is critical.
“I still believe he should be a part of the Pakistani team. In the future years, there will be three white-ball World Cups. For a long time, I’ve maintained that bowlers travel in groups. When you have a veteran bowler in the pack, he may chat with the younger bowlers and coach them through difficult circumstances.
By instilling confidence and presenting alternatives, they may have a significant influence. I had Imran Bhai as a veteran bowler who guided me as a young bowler, and I would ask him questions before every delivery. When a veteran bowler urges you to try something, it gives you that extra boost of confidence. That, I believe, is why Amir is so important,” he said, according to cricketpakistan.com.pk.
The former famous bowler questioned why people were upset with Amir’s choice to retire from Test cricket, which he said was a personal choice.
Amir should ask himself what his future intentions are. He should consider his personal objectives. He is eligible for any league in the globe. He is still one of the best T20 bowlers in the world. He is still young, but he has a lot of experience. It was, by the way, his issue if he retired from Test cricket. It was entirely his choice. Why are we pitting ourselves against someone who has retired? A bowler, in particular, is aware of his own body. Test cricket is a difficult game.
Your muscles aren’t used to bowling for that long if you haven’t played first-class cricket in five years. Amir should concentrate on his cricket. All of this is a waste of time. He spoke what he needed to say and explained why he felt the way he did. “All he has to do now is play cricket and enjoy his family life,” he remarked.
Wasim Akram also emphasized the importance of Pakistan’s batting unit being finalized ahead of the important forthcoming matches and lauded wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan.