Great for the game when India and Pakistan are playing bilateral cricket series, says Mohammad Amir

Bangla Tigers Fast Bowler Mohammad Amir opened his fight against COVID-19 in the ongoing Abu Dhabi T10 Season 5 on Thursday, announcing that he has returned to bowling at the net sessions.

Mohammad Amir, former Pakistani fast bowler, said a bilateral series between India and Pakistan will be great for the sport, but the governments of the countries need to discuss the matter first. Last week, the chairman of the Dubai Cricket Council, Abdul Rahman Falaknaz, offered to do the same in the city.

"It's a good gesture and we should thank him," said Amir at the T10 tournament in Abu Dhabi on Thursday. Amir also spoke about the possibility of a bilateral series between India and Pakistan in Dubai after Dubai Cricket Council Chairman Abdul Rahman Falaknaz offered to hold the same in the city last week.

"It's a good gesture and we should thank him," said Amir. “But until the governments of the two countries sit down to discuss their problems, the third parties cannot do anything until then. It also depends on the two nations' cricket boards and their way of thinking. If all parties agree, and if there is a bilateral series between India and Pakistan in Dubai, it will be great for the sport, "he said.

The veteran fast bowler also expressed a desire to be part of the team in the final 4-5 games, adding that he has no pressure from the Bangla Tigers.

"I want to play the last 4-5 games. The team is doing well at the moment and we've found our winning combination. That helps me because I can take an extra day or two to recover if necessary. There is no pressure from management and they told me I can play whenever I feel better, "added Amir.

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Amir, who has played 36 Tests, 61 ODIs and 50 T20Is for Pakistan, spoke about the intricacies of playing as a fast T10 bowler where each bowler can only throw two overs per innings.

“In T10 you can feel pressure every second. It is good for a player to be under experience because it improves a player's skills. It is a very difficult tournament for a bowler because the margin of error is minimal. Your game awareness increases as you constantly plan how to throw a point ball or avoid boundaries, "said Amir.

"If I get momentum on the surface, I'll take my chance with it. No matter what format it is, you should always go with your strengths. If you don't find momentum, then you have to change your plans in T10 because batsmen have the mindset to start hitting right away. You may need to start bowling as you do with Death Overs, "he added.

Amir also hit trolls for criticizing Pakistani fast bowler Hasan Ali for dropping Matthew Wade's catch in the T20 semi-finals against Australia and praising the team for their performance in the tournament.