Life history of Muhammad Amir is full of various kinds of records and achievements. He is one of the most controversial cricketer in Pakistan side, but ground realities are that,People who said that there would never be another bowler like Wasim Akram were rudely jolted when a Akram like avatar emerged in the form of Mohammad Amir.He is the most versatile left-arm pace bowler who can swing the bowl as “King Of Swing”. Waseem himself appreciate him oftenly.
Muhammad Amir Life History:
Mohammad Amir was born in 1992 in the remote village of Changa Bangial, Gujar Khan, Punjab. He was the second youngest of seven children and was born in a Kotla tribe of Gujjar family. From a young age, he played street cricket, often trying to emulate his hero, Wasim Akram. He was quoted as saying, “Wasim Akram is my favourite, he’s my idol. When I used to watch him on TV, I would try to see what exactly he was doing with the ball. Then I would go outside and imitate his actions and bowling.”
In 2003, at the age of 11, Amir was spotted at a local tournament and invited to join the sports academy set up by the Bajwa in Rawalpindi. He was picked up by waseem himself. He grew up under his custody Amir made a good start to his ODI career as well and he possessed a solid technique.But he had an insipid start to his Test career as he picked up only six wickets in the three Tests against Sri Lanka. However, on the tours to Australia and England, he excelled
Against Australia at the MCG, he picked up his first five wicket haul while his haul of 5/52 against England at the Oval in 2010 gave Pakistan victory after nine years in England. He etched his name on the Lords Honors Board when he picked up 6/84 in the fourth Test, but it was the beginning of a painful period in Amir’s life.
Bowling Statistics of Amir
|·||· Test||· ODI||· T20|
|· Matches Played||· 18||· 17||· 29|
|· Innings Played||· 35||· 17||· 29|
|· Balls||· 3842||· 892||· 642|
|· Runs||· 1993||· 667||· 756|
|· Wickets||· 63||· 30||· 34|
|· Best Inning Bowling||· 6/84||· 4/28||· 3/18|
|· Best Match Bowling||· 7/106||· 4/28||· 3/18|
|· Average||· 31.63||· 22.23||· 22.23|
|· Economy Rate||· 3.11||· 4.48||· 7.06|
|· St/R||· 60.9||· 29.7||· 18.8|
|· 4 Wickets||· 2||· 1||· 0|
|· 5 Wickets||· 3||· 0||· 0|
On 29 August 2010, he was implicated in allegations of spot-fixing and was given a five-year ban for allegedly bowling two-deliberate no-balls. In an investigation by the News of the World tabloid, it was revealed that Amir, along with his team-mate, Mohammad Asif, deliberately bowled no-balls in the Lords Test in return for payment from a betting syndicate. This resulted in Amir been banned by the ICC under the provisions of their Anti-Corruption Code. In February 2011, Amir was handed a five year ban and he decided to appeal the decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in Switzerland. In November 2011, Amir was convicted at Southwark Crown Court for conspiracy to cheat at gambling and conspiracy to accept corrupt payments. Aamer was sentenced to six months in a Young Offenders Institution in Feltham, after which he was transferred to a Young Offenders Institution in Dorset. Amir pleaded guilty on the verdict handed out by his prosecutor the International Cricket Council, and publicly asked for forgiveness. . He was given a five year ban which was considered lenient, due to his juvenile age and confession, as compared to the other two conspirators who were given 7 and 10 years’ suspensions, effectively ending their careers
On 29 January 2015, it was announced that Amir would be allowed an early return to domestic cricket despite his original ban being due to expire on 2 September 2015. Mohammad Amir signed with Chittagong Vikings to play the BPLT20-2015. He has since returned to play for Pakistan on their tour of New Zealand in 2016.
Amir was first selected as a fast bowler by the former Pakistani fast bowler Wasim Akram at a fast bowling camp in 2007. Amir, then 15 years old, went on a tour of England with the Pakistan U-19 cricket team and was one of the leading bowlers. He took 8 wickets at an average of 16.37. In 2008 he took 4 wickets in successive matches against Sri Lanka and England. In this tri-nation tournament played in Sri Lanka he again excelled with his speed and swing bowling taking 9 wickets at average of 11.22 in three matches. Due to injury he played only a limited part in the 2008 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup held in Malaysia. In March 2008, he made his domestic debut for the Rawalpindi Rams whilst concurrently representing the National Bank of Pakistan. His debut domestic season resulted in him taking 55 first-class wickets for NBP. He took a lot of top order wickets including those of players in the national side. This strong domestic form resulted in him making his international breakthrough in the 2009 Twenty20 World Cup.
He made his first-class debut in 2007, and his first One-Day International and Test appearance in 2009 in Sri Lanka, at the age of 17. However, he played his first international match during the 2009 ICC World Twenty20, where he played in every game, helping the national side win the tournament.
Achievements and Records of Muhammad Amir:
- He is one of the key bowler of Pakistan bowling line-up.
- Once he took 5 wickets in his last over against Aussies in 2012 T20 WorldCup.
- His main achievement is to make his place in team right after his spot fixing problem and emerged back as the same zeal.