After receiving criticism for his remarks regarding Babar Azam’s batting prowess, former fast bowler Mohammad Amir presented a new viewpoint on the Pakistan captain. The fast bowler clarified his comments made during the eighth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), in which he stated that bowling to Babar and a tailender would be the same for him.
As a result, Amir received considerable backlash from supporters, prompting him to clarify his critical remarks about the national captain. Amir clarified that he has a great deal of regard for Babar, but added that he does not view Babar as a dangerous batsman in T20s.
“First and foremost, Babar is not my ex-boyfriend, so I will not dislike him (laughing). Babar has been performing for five years, and we have never had a passionate argument. As a subordinate, he has always treated me with respect, and we have always had a mutual understanding,” Amir stated on a Geo News program.
“I have always maintained that he is an exceptional batsman in Tests and ODIs. Regarding T20s, I have a distinct opinion of him. I do not view Babar as a dangerous bowler in the T20 format. Now, if someone interprets this statement incorrectly, I can only pray for his guidance,” he continued.
I have referred to Amir as the greatest batsman in Pakistan.
Earlier in May, Mohammad Amir issued a clarification on his YouTube channel regarding his comparison of Babar’s batting prowess and tailenders. When the pacer stated that Babar Azam has been Pakistan’s greatest batsman in ODIs and Tests for a long time, he did not hold back in his response. In the shortest format, however, the game develops differently, and each player’s wicket is of great importance.
“Show me an interview in which I referred to Babar as a mediocre or below-average player. In all of my interviews, I have referred to him as Pakistan’s greatest batsman, a claim I have made with my own voice, and I have stated that his technique makes it difficult to bowl against him in ODI and Test matches. So, should I refer to him as a tailender? Let me be straightforward with these individuals,” Amir said.
“My point was that taking wickets is essential to me regardless of whether Babar or a number 11 is playing because it benefits the team. For instance, if 12 runs are required in the final two overs and eight wickets have fallen, the tailenders should be playing, correct? Consequently, they are also crucial to dismiss. This was my argument. “Every wicket, whether it be Babar’s or a tailender’s, is important to me,” he concluded.