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Pakistan left-arm seamer Mohammad Amir has told former head coach Mickey Arthur that he is his favourite.
Arthur coached Pakistan for three years from 2016 to 2019 and was let go after his contract expired at the end of the 2019 World Cup, where the men in green narrowly missed out on qualifying for the semi-finals.
With Misbah-ul-Haq succeeding him, Arthur is now Sri Lanka’s head coach.
thanku my favourite 💓
— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) November 17, 2020
“Thank you my favourite,” Amir said on Twitter.
Amir’s comments about Arthur come after he was ignored for Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand.
The 28-year-old subsequently said people should ask Misbah why he was snubbed.
Misbah explained that Amir was left out since he and the selectors wanted to give chances to young players who could go on to represent Pakistan in all formats.
Pakistan will play three T20 Internationals and two Tests in New Zealand, with the series beginning on December 18 and concluding on January 7.