Misbah-ul-Haq recently led Pakistan to a series win against England in UAE © AFP
Misbah-ul-Haq recently led Pakistan to a series win against England in UAE © AFP

Pakistan Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq believes that there is no difference between Mohammad Aamer five years back and now. He is still the same bowler. Misbah, who saw Aamer bowl in the recently concluded Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), in his column cricket.com.au writes, “I recently watched Mohammad Aamer in the Bangladesh Premier League. I think he is the same bowler he was five years ago. He is quite fit and the pace and swing he has is the same when he left I couldn’t see a difference between the Aamer then and the Aamer now. But right now the question is not about his performance. There is no doubt that he has done well in the domestic cricket as well as the BPL.” READ: Mohammad Aamer named in Pakistan’s ODI, T20I squads for New Zealand 2016 tour

Misbah believes that the players should not comment about his return as it he has been cleared by regulatory bodies. He also believes that the players need to respect the decision of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the International Cricket Council (ICC). Misbah here is talking about senior players like Mohammad Hafeez and One-Day International (ODI) skipper Azhar Ali, who threatened to boycott the Pakistan conditioning camp, if Aamer was a part of it. READ: Mohammad Aamer will be under huge pressure in New Zealand 2016 series, says Rameez Raja

Misbah writes, “Some players had reservations against his comeback and I think the cricket board has done the right thing by engaging players and Amir in conversation. It will be good for everybody. We need to remember that the regulatory bodies have allowed him to come back. We players shouldn’t even comment on it and need to respect the decision of the ICC and the Pakistan Cricket Board.”