KARACHI: Mohammad Amir highly praised Wasim Akram’s cricket mindset and said the former prolific pacer guides youngsters according to modern-day cricket.
In an exclusive interview with ARY Sports, Amir said Akram never tried to be a coach because his mindset towards the game is too positive.
“To be honest, he never tried to be a coach. He always tells you things with a positive mindset. Whenever you go to him, even when I go to him, he guides me according to what modern-day cricket demands,” the pacer praised his idol.
“That’s why I believe, Wasim Bhai is a legend. And, legends like him do not born daily. He is accurate with cricket knowledge and techniques,” he remarked.
Amir believes that Babar Azam hasn’t changed even after getting the national team’s captaincy in all three formats. “Babar is not the one who changes after getting captaincy. We are playing together for long time and we have a good understanding together. We learn from each other whenever we get time,” he shared.
To a query about his captaincy, Amir said he needs some time to prove himself as a captain. “See, he has got an additional responsibility as a captain. Now, he is supposed to look after himself, his batting, and then captaincy, it’s not easy at all. You need to give him some time, saying anything about his captaincy at this moment would be too early I guess,” he opined.
Amir praised Pakistan Super League (PSL) management and franchises for putting things into the right place for completion of the sixth edition. “It will be a big success for PSL management and all franchisees to complete the remaining edition of the league. I know a lot of efforts were required to make this happen, credit goes to all people involved in it,” he said.
“As far as Karachi Kings is concerned, so we are confident to defend our title. It is tough to play cricket in quarantine but we have to deal with it now. Here in Abu Dhabi, the weather is hot, it won’t be easy to go out and play after spending 10 days in quarantine in AC rooms. But, being professionals, we will try to adjust in the environment as soon as possible,” he concluded.