Mohammad Aamer won praises from cricketing fraternity after producing a fiery four-over spell against India in Asia Cup T20 2016 © AFP
Mohammad Aamer won praises from cricketing fraternity after producing a fiery four-over spell against India in Asia Cup T20 2016 © AFP

Karachi: Former Pakistan captain and renowned commentator Rameez Raja has said that he was surprised by paceman Mohammad Aamer‘s sensational comeback to the international cricket after serving a five-year ban for spot-fixing. Aamer, who made his international comeback last month, won praises from cricketing fraternity after producing a fiery four-over spell against India in the just-concluded Asia Cup match against India. Rameez, who has always been vocal about his opposition to Amir’s return to international cricket, said that he had never thought Amir would be able to make a glorious comeback, the Express Tribune reported.

The former cricketer admitted that Amir endured a lot of pressure to prove himself on and off the field, adding that the fast bowler has smartly dealt with all the odds. However, Rameez reiterated his previous stance that banned cricketers should not be allowed to resume cricket. The left-arm pacer was banned along with former skipper Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif after being found guilty of various offences of corrupt behaviour relating to the Lord’s Test between England and Pakistan in August 2010.

The performance of Mohammad Aamer in the recently concluded Asia Cup 2016 seems to have to have impressed most including Virat Kohli, Wasim Akram and VVS Laxman. But the Head coach of Pakistan, Waqar Younis, seemed to be the happiest of the lot. In his exclusive interview with Times of India, Waqar spoke about various issues including his take on the wickets in Bangladesh, positives to be taken from the Asia Cup 2016, Aamer’s performance in the tournament, management of fast bowlers, and the bowling greats during his time as well as  current best bowlers in the game.