Pakistan’s left-arm spearhead, Wahab Riaz has said that Pakistani team is like a family and Mohammad Amir is the youngest part of it, so they will always be there for him whenever he will need them.
“He [Amir] will not be left alone, he is a part of our family,” he said. “He is the youngest part of our family, so he’s like a kid to us, he’s like a brother to us, and a son to most of our senior players. We are always here for him, we are going to support him because we know what kind of capability he has in his bowling and how he can perform,” said Wahab.
It will be Pakistan’s and moreover Mohammad Amir’s first test after that spot fixing saga at Lord’s, the young pacer will surely be under immense pressure bowling at the same venue where he bowled those two infamous no-balls. The reaction of crowd is also uncertain.
However, Wahab Riaz said that they will have a smile on their faces no matter how the crowd reacts, “Obviously you cannot say anything to the crowd, however, what we can do is to go into the ground with a smile on our faces,” he added, “We know what our goal is and we know how to achieve our goal. We have to enjoy our cricket, we have to laugh all the time, if anyone says anything, a smile can do everything for them.”
The 30-year old speedster said that the Men in Green will be relaxed, “You can see the laugh on my face,” he said, “It is going to be the same, and nothing will be different. If you play cricket and enjoy your game, you will be able to perform. On the other hand, if you take stress or are worried about other things, then you wouldn’t be able to perform.”
Pakistan will play four-match test series, five-match ODI series and a T20I on English shore. The first test match between the two sides will kick off from July 14th on the historic venue of Lord’s.