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Pakistan left-arm seamer Mohammad Amir has revealed that the World Cup was so special for him since he regained his form with the ball.
Between the conclusion of the Champions Trophy in 2017 and prior to the start of the ongoing World Cup, Amir took five wickets in 15 ODIs at an average of 92.60.
Amir wasn’t even included in Pakistan’s initial squad announced for the tournament due to this reason.
However, after being drafted in before the World Cup started, Amir repaid the faith invested him as he was Pakistan’s highest wicket-taker in the event with 17 victims in eight matches at an average of 21.05.
“To be honest it’s like a dream come true when you are playing in the World Cup for your country. It was emotional for us not to qualify for the semi-finals but overall we performed well,” Amir told Essex Cricket TV as quoted by the Business Recorder.
“If you talk about individual performance, I bowled really well in picking up 17 wickets and becoming Pakistan’s highest wicket-taker in the tournament. That was much needed because before World Cup, I was struggling to get wickets, but in the World Cup I think I performed well for Pakistan.”