The Pakistani fast bowler, Mohammad Amir is eager to do well against arch rivals India in their Champions Trophy encounter,which will be taking place today in Edgbaston. In a recent interview he has said that he wants to pick up wickets against India.He also accepted that he wants to take a five-for if possible.
“Yeah, I am hoping to get wickets and if they are five I will take them any day,” said the Pakistani speedster.
He also realizes his importance in Pakistan’s pace depended attack.“I know my responsibility to take wickets upfront and that will put India on the backfoot.” said Amir.
In last year’s Asia cup Amir had a fierce showdown with the Indian skipper Virat Kohli, where he troubled Kohli with his swing and pace. But Kohli didn’t stumble and eventually got his team over the victory line. Amir agrees that Kohli’s wicket will be key.
“Yes, we know how important is Kohli’s wicket and if we get him early then we can put India under pressure. We have discussed some plans in bowlers’ meeting with Azhar Mahmood (Pakistan’s bowling coach) so hopefully we will execute them,” said Amir.
Amir also hoped that people in Pakistan will pray for them in the holy month of Ramadan.
“This is Ramadan so we hope the whole nation will pray for us,” said Amir. “It’s a special game as always so there will be huge excitement.”