Top PCB officials try to calm down Amir’s nerves


KARACHI: Pakistan Cricket Board’s top official sat down with Mohammad Amir to council him and calm his nerves as there is huge pressure on the young pacer for England tour.

There are loads of expectations from Amir, plus, he will be under pressure as he will be playing his first test match after his return to the international cricket after spot fixing saga on the same venue of Lord’s where he bowled those two expansive no-balls.

The 24-year old has been training with the team and attending psychiatrist sessions with others, but, still, board’s top officials including Shahryar Khan, Subhan Ahmed and Najam Sethi called Amir and talked to him and tried to burden off his shoulders.

Although, Amir has made a successful international comeback, but, England tour will be a different story altogether as he will be playing against the same opposition on the same venue.

A PCB official told Express Tribune, “Amir was called up by top PCB officials and was told what was expected of him on this important tour because he would be in the limelight,” he further added, “The officials tried to calm his nerves and asked him to just focus on his game. He has been told that it is important that he stays away from the media.”

There were rumors circulating that other players are not mingling with the left-arm pacer due to his attitude, but, the PCB official has rubbished off this news and said that he has full support of his teammates.

Pakistan team is expected to leave for England on Thursday and Amir will travel with the team as he has got his visa.

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