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Pakistan all-rounder Shoaib Malik has admitted that while Mohammad Amir’s lack of wickets is a concern for the national team, he is backing the left-arm seamer to bounce back in the near future.
Malik’s comments come after Amir has gone wicketless in the ongoing Asia Cup, and has only taken three wickets in 10 ODIs at a dismal average of 100.66.
When asked about why Amir has not been able to make his presence felt with the ball, Malik was quoted by PakPassion as saying: “I think Amir, in my opinion, is suffering from lack of confidence.”
While this may very well be the answer to the 26-year-old’s struggles in ODIs in 2018, Malik made it abundantly clear that the entire team is supporting Amir through this tough phase.
“Everyone’s backing him, we all know he’s a world class bowler and he’s done so well for the country. He will do it again Inshallah,” Malik said. “Everyone’s talking to him, that phase comes in your life, it’s pretty normal, I’m sure he’ll find his solution.”