Mohammad Amir is a Pakistani cricketer who was born in the Punjab province of Pakistan on April 13, 1992.
He is a left-arm medium bowler who bowls at 140-145 kph on a daily basis. Batsmen are always tormented by his skiddy bouncers and deadly swinging deliveries.
With his left-handed batting in the extreme lower order, he has also proven to be a useful batsman.
When Amir was 11 years old, he entered the Bajwa sports academy, which was formed by former Pakistani player Asif Bajwa.
During a fast bowling camp in 2007, he was first spotted and picked by former legendary fast bowler Wasim Akram.
Later, he was selected to play for the Pakistan U-19 cricket team on a tour of England. Amir snatched it with both hands, taking 8 wickets at a 16.37 average. In 2008, the Pakistan U-19 team participated in a tri-nation tournament in Sri Lanka, where Amir shone once more with his swing and bounce, taking nine wickets at an average of 11.22 in three games.
He made his first domestic appearance for the Rawalpindi Rams in March 2008, while also playing for the National Bank of Pakistan.
He was a flamboyant player in his first domestic season, taking 55 wickets for NBP.
Amir made his ICC World Twenty20 debut against England on June 7, 2009, when he was just 17 years old.
He took his first international wicket with his first ball and only gave up one run in his first over. However, he gave up 30 runs in his next two innings, ending with a 10.33 ERA.
Amir shone in every game of the competition, taking a wicket in his first spell in six of the seven tournaments.
Rise to Glory
In his early career, Amir had risen to fame. He made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka on July 30, 2009, after a good World Twenty20 tournament, taking three wickets and scoring 23 runs. In an ODI match against New Zealand, he batted at number 10 and scored 73*, a world record at the time.
He took 6 wickets in his first Test against Sri Lanka, and he later led his team to victory against Australia, which was Pakistan’s first Test victory over Australia in 15 years.
He was named Man of the Match after taking 7 wickets in the match.
Pakistan visited England for a Test series in 2010. Despite Pakistan’s 3-1 loss in the series, Amir was a standout player, taking 19 wickets and scoring 67 runs.
Since completing his suspension, he appeared in his first major competition, the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.
He took the wickets of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Virat Kohli in fast succession while playing in the final. His squad won the trophy thanks to his dream spell.
Amir was a great player, but he was also young and inexperienced. He couldn’t steer himself away from money envy because he came from a poor home. Due to an agreement with the fixers, he purposely delivered two no balls in a Test match against England.
He was convicted on August 29, 2010, and sentenced to a five-year suspension for spot-fixing.
Before the formal expiration of the suspension, the ICC granted him permission to play domestic cricket on January 29, 2015.
As a result, he was signed by Chittagong Vikings for the 2015 Bangladesh Premier League season.
In 2016, he was also acquired by Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League, where he scored a hat-trick.
Amir also played for Essex in the English county season of 2017.
Amir has played 36 Tests and 61 One-Day Internationals throughout his career. He has 119 wickets at a strike rate of 30.48 in Tests and 81 wickets at a strike rate of 29.63 in ODIs.
He’s also appeared in 50 T20Is for Pakistan, taking 59 wickets.