Azhar Mahmood hopeful for Amir’s strong comeback


Pakistan’s bowling coach, Azhar Mahmood believes that Mohammad Amir will make a strong comeback after gaining his form while playing domestic cricket.

Amir who went wicketless in the all-important Asia Cup was dropped by the selection committee for the ongoing Test series against Australia.

Mahmood while talking to the Pakpassion said that there are no doubts in Amir’s ability but currently he is out-of-form and needs to work hard in order to get back the lost form.

“Amir is a good bowler but needs some time to gain rhythm,” he said.

He further said that they have identified the issues in his wrist position while bowling which is creating a problem for him to bowl with his natural line and length.

“Amir should focus on his wrist movement and try to address that as soon as possible,” former pacer said.

Mahmood said that this is an ideal time for him to work on his action as the team will need him in coming tours and more importantly in the World Cup next year.

“He is our key bowler and we will need him soon so he should be prepared for that,” he stated.

One of the greatest all-rounders for Pakistan ever, Mahmood further praised the young Shaheen Shah Afridi who bagged four wickets in the Asia Cup after making a debut against Afghanistan.

“Shaheen is a mindblowing talent and a perfect addition to Pakistan’s pace battery,” said Mahmood who presented the green cap to Shaheen on his debut.

He said that Shaheen is too perfect and committed at this age and his concentration while bowling makes him a perfect choice for Pakistan in their upcoming tours.

“Shaheen’s concentration while bowling show his class and will take him on high as a bowler,” Mahmood said.