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Determined Amir not scared of facing backlash from England spectators

Determined Amir not scared of facing backlash from England spectators

Karachi :Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir, who is set to make his Test return after completing a five-year ban for spot-fixing last year, has insisted that he was not afraid of facing a potential backlash from English spectators when his side will tour England later this summer.

Amir, along with former skipper Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, were found guilty of various offences of corrupt behaviour relating to the Lord’s Test between England and Pakistan in August 2010 by the independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal in February 2011.

Last week, the 24-year-old pacer was granted visa by the UK authorities to travel with the 17-member squad for the forthcoming series.

Amir now faces the mental challenge of bowling in the same country and at the same venue where he committed the crime.

Earlier this year, Amir was taunted by the New Zealand stadium announcer with a sound of a cash register during their limited-overs series.

The former spot-fixer said that he was ready for the upcoming challenge, adding that he had the backing of his teammates and his country’s cricket board,the Express Tribune reported.

Amir further stressed that his focus would be to deliver his absolute best against England.

He also stated that he had been doing his job with commitment since his return to the international cricket and vowed to continue to do the same.

Pakistan will tour England for a four-match Test series and a five-match ODI series, starting from July 14 at the Lord’s.(ANI)