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Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood has admitted that left-arm seamer Mohammad Amir’s workload has to be carefully managed after he suffered a “chronic” knee injury on the third day of the one-off Test against Ireland.
Amir left the field after bowling three overs when Ireland were made to follow on. However, he returned and bowled in the 21st over. Unfortunately for Pakistan, he only bowled two balls before leaving the field again after complaining of pain and discomfort in his left knee.
While it is unclear how serious Amir’s injury is, Mahmood is optimistic that the 26-year-old will be able to bowl on the fourth day.
“He has got a chronic knee problem which has slightly flared up,” Mahmood was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz. “Hopefully, he will be okay tomorrow to bowl for us. He’s having treatment and hopefully tonight we will do a bit more treatment, tomorrow morning, ice as well, so he will be fine.”
While Mahmood acknowledged that Amir’s workload has to be monitored, he hopes that the left-arm pace bowler will continue representing Pakistan in Tests.