Azhar Ali says it’s time to move on

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Pakistani cricketers Mohammad Amir (R) and Azhar Ali look on during a practice session in Lahore on December 29, 2015. Pakistan's cricket chief on December 29, said he had refused to accept one-day captain Azhar Ali's resignation over the widely-tipped selection of convicted spot-fixer Mohammad Amir, saying the team could not afford a crisis at this time. AFP PHOTO / Arif ALIArif Ali/AFP/Getty Images

Pakistan’s ODI skipper Azhar Ali has said that he no longer holds any grudge against the tainted left arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir as they have moved on and now the team is focussed and united for the series against New Zealand, according to ESPNcricinfo.

“He bowled well in the T20s I think,” Azhar said. “As the captain my job is to take the best out of him. Hopefully we will all be united and with Mohammad Amir, and we will allow him to bowl really well and get wickets for Pakistan.”

“Whatever my stance was, my job is to lead this side and keep harmony in the dressing room,” he said. “We are all united and keen for this challenge.”

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Azhar added that Pakistan is lucky enough to have many good left arm fast bowlers which is an advantage because not every side in world cricket has that luxury up their sleeves.

“A lot of the good bowlers that are coming in – most of them are left-armers, in Pakistan,” Azhar said. “Sometimes it’s an advantage because not every team has left-armers. They bowl at good pace as well, so we’re lucky to have them.”

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