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Legendary Pakistan pace bowler Waqar Younis has admitted that he has been extremely impressed with left-arm seamer Mohammad Amir.
Amir took his maiden five-wicket haul in ODIs in Pakistan’s World Cup loss to Australia.
With that five-for, the 27-year-old is now the highest wicket-taker in the tournament with 10 wickets at an average of 12.30.
Waqar has been amazed by Amir’s incredible turnaround as between the conclusion of the 2017 Champions Trophy and the start of the World Cup, the left-arm pace bowler has only taken five wickets in 15 ODIs at an average of 92.60.
“No one really saw the comeback coming and for that, you have to take your hat off to Amir. Full marks to him for the way he bowled,” Waqar was quoted as saying by Geo.tv. “Even with the new ball, I thought he bowled quite nicely. He could have picked up more than five wickets in the end. He was unfortunate with a couple of nicks early on.
“Amir bowled superbly. He showed us all his cutters, variations and short-pitched deliveries.
“I think we all know Amir is mentally very, very strong. He showed once again that class is permanent – he is no doubt a match-winner.”
Amir will be in action again on Sunday when Pakistan take on their arch-rivals India in Manchester.