The Cricingif writers give out their picks for the best of 2017.
Mohammad Amir’s spell of 3 for 16 in the Final of the Champions Trophy has to be one of the finest spells of fast bowling without a doubt. #PaceisPaceYaar
Hasan Ali versus South Africa. The stats line for this performance reads as 8-1-24-3, South Africa were 90/3 with 28 overs more left to go when Hasan Ali was introduced and in his first over he picked the wicket of Faf Du Plessis and by the end of his 4th over he had picked 3 wickets and conceded only 10 runs with South Africa’s score being 118/6. It was this bowling performance which kickstarted Pakistan’s journey to their eventual run to become CT17 winners.
Amir’s jaw-dropping and heart-stopping spell in the ICC CT final vs India is the one.
“It is not as if he turns up and blows everyone away.” Well Rohit Sharma, Mohammad Amir quiet literally did that against you in the Champions trophy final. Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Kohli; India’s backbone and India’s hope annihilated in one spell of exhilarating fast bowling. It gave goosebumps to millions of people in Pakistan & heartbreak to many more in India. There wasn’t one spell of bowling in 2017, which even came close to affecting as many viewers as Amir’s spell did.