As Mohammad Amir announced his presence in England by rattling Somerset’s batting line in the first innings, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), could only think of ‘Spot-fixer Amir takes three wickets on return’ as the headline for his comeback news.
BBC received a lot of bashing on Twitter, Ravi Bopara also didn’t hold back to support his Karachi Kings teammate and termed the headline as ‘poor’.
Bopara posted a screenshot of the news from BBC’s website and wrote, “The guy performs well and that’s the best headline BBC sport could come up with? Poor from BBC sport.”
Mohammad Amir was lethal during his spell against Somerset, he removed three batsmen and gave away just 36 runs in 11 overs.
Former opening batsman of England, Marcus Trescothick, who is playing for Somerset and was hunted by Amir in the first innings, has warned his countrymen about the threat that the young 24-year old can impose.
“You get a lot of bowlers who swing it quite early, but he [Amir] was swinging it late and as it was coming down the pitch you were almost guessing whether it was an inswinger or whether it was one of the straight ones,” he said.
“On that performance yes he will cause problems for England,” he added.
On the other hand, England captain, Alastair Cook has asked Amir to be ready for a hostile reception from the crowd at Lord’s on July 14.