Fast-bowler, Mohammad Amir faced all sorts of adversities leading to his debut in the ICC World Cup. Critics questioned his selection because of his poor bowling performances in the past and then just a few weeks before the commencement of the World Cup he fell ill and barely made it to the final squad.
Now playing in his first ever World Cup, the fast-bowler is on the road to redemption once again as he looks a class apart from rest of the bowlers so far. Australia, who were cruising at one stage, was dented by world-class bowling from Amir, who claimed his first ever ODI five-wicket haul.
Amir’s 5 for 30 is also his career-best ODI figures and with that, his wickets tally in the tournament has gone to 10 wickets making him the leading wicket-taker of the tournament so far.
The 28-year-old became the seventh Pakistan bowler to pick up a five-wicket haul in World and joined an elite list of Pakistan bowlers, including Wasim Akram, Shahid Afridi, Saqlain Mushtaq, Abdul Qadir, Wahab Riaz and Sohail Khan.