Pakistan’s tainted fast bowler Mohammad Amir has made a comeback into the national side after his name was announced in the squad that will tour New Zealand.
While talking to ESPNcricinfo Amir said that he is galad to be a part of the national setup once again and this time he is a different person and wants to prove his critics wrong by performing well at the highest level.
“I am a different person this time,”
“My vision about life has changed and now I am more positive. I have experienced a lot at such a minor age. I don’t know about the future and nobody knows what will happen next. As a professional sportsman I can only give my best shot to win the trust back.”
After the infamous spot fixing scandal some people have found it hard to trust the fast bowler once again and when asked about this issue the fast bowler said that he understands that it will take to time win back the hearts of the nation but this time he is determined to perform with his whole heart and soul.
“I know people madly in love with cricket, they got hurt, and they now should trust me only because I want to give back their love for cricket, by performing. I want them to trust me because they lost something because of me and I want to give back with my whole heart and soul.”
On Hafeez and Azhar Ali’s reservations regarding Amir’s inclusion in the nationals setup, Amir said that he respected their point of view but he gave due credit to the PCB for addressing their issues and uniting the team.
“Everyone has an opinion and I respect that,” he said. “It’s their right to express whatever they felt and I am not hurt at all. You can’t push and force people to do what they don’t want to do. Whatever they said it was their opinion and I believe if there are issues it should be addressed, discussed. Credit should be given to the board as it intervened and united us all together.