Pakistan’s premier left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir is conjuring up magic with the ball in the ongoing County Championship fixture between Essex and Kent. Generating extravagant swing under helpful conditions, Amir dismantled the opposition’s batting lineup picking up three wickets for 30 runs in 17 overs.
Kent were reduced to 125/6 by the end of the first day’s play in Amir’s final red-ball game. The 27-year-old had last month announced his retirement from Test cricket in a bid to prolong his career in limited overs cricket but decided to agree to participate in one final first-class match for Essex.
The speedster’s superb in-swinger to dismiss to dismiss Ollie Robinson has got everyone remarking whether Amir made a hurried decision to bow out of red-ball cricket.
“Mohammad agreed to play in this County Championship fixture before announcing his retirement from Test cricket,” the Essex head coach had said prior to the start of the match.