Mickey Arthur praises Mohammad Amir's meteoric rise

Mickey Arthur has changed Pakistan's fortunes since overtaking Waqar Younis.

Amir has been a matchwinner for Pakistan. (Getty)

Mohammad Amir has been one of the best bowlers in recent times and the man who has done all the hard work in making him so has been Mickey Arthur. Arthur helped Pakistan win the Champions Trophy last year in June which was a marquee moment in the history of Pakistan cricket.

The 49-year-old veteran heaped praise on the left-arm pacer by calling him a player who craves a big occasion and then makes sure he shines in that moment.

Lauding the pacer, Arthur said, “Amir has been outstanding. I must admit, seeing him in England and seeing him now, he’s a totally different character. In England, he was very reserved, whereas now he is very much part of the team. He was finding himself as well. I’m incredibly fond of Mohammad Amir and I admire the way he’s gone about it so much. He’s just such an incredible talent with the ball.”

Mickey concluded by saying, “What I do know about Amir is that he is a big-match player. The bigger the occasion, the more he rises to it. That is not prevalent in every player. A lot of cricketers in those big, big moments disappear. Amir doesn’t. He wants those big moments. He craves those big moments. And generally, he’s pretty successful in them.”

By Anshuman Roy - 01 Jan, 2018

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