“I hate what he did but he’s served his time,” says McCullum about Amir
Former New Zealand skipper, Brendon McCullum, has said that Mohammad Amir did wrong, but, he has served his ban so its better to not drag it further.
McCullum, who created a fair bit of stir by giving out evidences and standing by them against his ‘former hero’ Chris Cairns about match fixing, told All Out Cricket, “I hate what he did but he’s served his time, now he’s back and let’s move on.”
The 34-yeard old retired Kiwi has got a reputation of being one of the most upright cricketers of the world with high sportsman spirit, he didn’t hesitate to come forward and speak in front of the world about Cairns approaching him to fix matches.
Brendon McCullum hailed Mohammad Amir’s act of accepting his guilt, “He’s so young. I think one of the key things is that Mohammad Amir admitted guilt,” he added, “He put his hand up, admitted he was wrong and that he’d wronged the game and he then went about serving his time and going through the right steps.”
Mohammad Amir, who served a five year long ban for being involved in spot fixing during Pakistan tour to England in 2010, made his international cricket comeback against New Zealand earlier this year.
Amir, who now wants to be an ambassador of the game, is being backed by majority of the cricketing legends due his age, talent and for admitting his mistake.
He is picked for the test series against England on English shore later this year, if he is granted the UK visa, the young lad will make his test cricket comeback at the same venue of Lord’s, where he bowled those two deliberate no-balls that dented his career.