Mohammad Amir Great Young Talent

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Mohammad Aamer was born April 13 1992 in Gujjar Khan,  in Punjab of Pakistan. He is a Pakistani cricketer. He made his T20 debut against England on 7th June 2009 at the Oval. He made his Test debut against Sri lanka at Galle on 4th July 2009. He made his ODI debut against the same opponent on 30th July 2009 at Dambulla. His major teams have so far been Pakistan, Federal Areas, National Bank of Pakistan, Pakistan Under-19s, Rawalpindi, Rawalpindi Rams.


Muhammed Aamer is a quality left are pace bowler. Over 2007 and 2008, he also emerged, improbably young still, as a hot pace prospect. Even before he went to England on an U-19 tour, he had been picked out as a special talent by Wasim Akram himself at a pace camp he oversaw in Lahore in May 2007. He had a great start to 2008, with two successive four-wicket hauls in Pakistan's win in the tri-nation tournament in Sri Lanka, involving the hosts and England.

He was set to star at the U-19 World Cup in Malaysia but his tournament was cut short by the dengue virus. But in 2009, his career really took off. He began with an impressive showing on the domestic circuit, impressing one and all with his whippy pace and swing. He took 55 wickets for National Bank of Pakistan in his debut season, and earned selection to the Pakistan World Twenty20 squad.

This was certainly the lifetime moment for young Aamer. It was 26th Sept 2009 and it was the most awaited match of the year, Pakistan vs India. Aamer claimed before the match that he was eying Sachin's wicket and to everyone's surprise, he did get Sachin's wicket with one fantastic out swinger hence edging the ball to the wicket keeper. He looked determined and focused to achieve his target right from the outset. He got Yusuf Pathan too in the latter part of the game as well when the match was evenly poised. It was certainly the best ODI match for him.

One could never forget his batting heroics against the New Zealand at Abu Dhabi. Pakistan were 9 down with some 110 runs more to get and it looked curtains for Pakistan but Aamer's brilliance with the bat and record breaking 73* against the likes of Vettori and Bond nearly got Pakistan home. It was one fantabulous innings played by Aamer. He along with Ajmal made a mammoth partnership of 103 runs but certainly it was not enough for Pakistan to win the match. Nevertheless the knock was appreciated by many greats and Aamer really performed exceptionally well on the day.

It was World T20 2010 and yet again Aamer created history by bowling a 5 wicket maiden over against Australia. It was the last over of the innings and Australia were 191 for 5 when Aamer came to bowl the last over. It was Aamer's brilliance and dedication that he got out 2 in 2 in first two deliveries and then some contribution was made by the keeper with his direct throws towards the stumps. Aamer got rid off Shaun Tait on the last ball of the game and the scorecard suggested the last over.

It was 6th July 2010, the 2nd and final of the two T20's against Australia at Edgbaston. Pakistan batted first and put 161 on the board. Aamer's was handy with the bat at the latter part of the game, hitting 2 important 6s while scoring 21*. Then it was Aamer with the ball. He gave Pakistan an early breakthrough by removing inform David Warner. He then removed dangerous Clarke before removing hard hitting Johnson at the death over. He was awarded Man of the match for his brilliant All-Round Performance.

This time it was a different ball game but Aamer rose upto the occasion. Tough conditions to bowl against the tough opponents at Melbourne but Aamer looked focused. It was the 2nd innings of the game when Aamer got his maiden 5 wicket haul of the game against one of the best batting line up of the world. Removing big guns like Ponting, Hussey, Clarke, North and Haddin was itself an achievement. All are different batsmen and have their own very batting style but Aamer's exceptional bowling performance was indeed the trademark of the test match. He also became the youngest fast bowler ever to take five wickets in an innings.

It was the second and final test against Australia and someone really had to deliver something extra ordinary to win the test match against them after a long gap. Aamer along with Asif took the new ball and rattled Australian batting line up for mere 88 runs in the first innings. Aamer's wonderful control over the ball and his swinging abilities gave him 3 wickets in the first innings. He then provided Pakistan a crucial breakthrough in the second innings when he removed inform Katich. But the 3rd day of the game was certainly his day. He showed Ponting, Hussey and North the way to the pavilion within the first hour of the game and that put Australia to the back foot. He edged one ball to the third man also when Pakistan required to win 5 runs. He was named Man of the match for his mindblowing and magnificient fast lethal bowling. Wasim Akram Says About Aamer Aamer has got a head start and is a quick learner, so I see no reason why he can't go on to become a leading fast bowler. Aamer is much cleverer than I was at 18.

So that was Muhammed Aamer who for you who has made such a great impact on the game in just one year. He is young, exciting, aggressive, full of energy and an emerging cricketer. His ability to move the ball in and away from the batsmen at an age of 18 is simply magnificent. His bowling is treat to watch. In just 1 year span, he is now considered the most threatening bowler. He has been compared to the Legend of the game Wasim Akram but I suppose its premature comparing him with anyone at the moment. Aamer enjoys playing test cricket more than playing 2 other formats of the game. He gives No.1 priority to test matches. He still has long way to go to become one of the greats of the game but as of now it is quite evident that Pakistan is certainly producing a certain future legend in him. I wish Muhammed Aamer all the very best luck for his future and may he remain focused and determined to cricket throughout his career. May he always contribute in the best interest of Pakistani Cricket in coming years specially next year World Cup.
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