Biography of Muhammad Amir:-Muhammad Amir was born in Gujjar Khan, Rawalpindi District in Pakistan on 13 April 1992. The Biography of Muhammad Amir’s career had been a fairy tale, his selection out of nowhere by World’s greatest fast bowler Wasim Akram and then the most anticipated career as a bowler and the most successful one in the first two years of his career until the lustrous career was blotted by the horrific incident of spot-fixing in modern cricket that involved Amir along with his captain Salman Butt who persuaded him into it and Muhammad Asif, best in the world along with Muhammad Amir at that time. Before being booked for spot-fixing, Amir was an attractive young gun of Pakistan, he was known by every single kid in the country, an inspiration at such an age. He fortified Pakistan’s pace battery with his crucial match-winning spell in 2009 and 2010 in all formats of the game.
Biography of Muhammad Amir
- Born:- 13 April 1992 (age 25), Gujar Khan
- Height:- 1.87 m
- ODI Debut:- 30 July 2009 v Sri Lanka
- Test Debut:- 4 July 2009 v Sri Lanka
- T20 Debut:- 7 June 2009 v England
- Last ODI:- 12 June 2017 v Sri Lanka
His consistent pace of 80+ mph with ever-increasing experience and swing made Wasim Akram think that he would surely break all of Wasim’s Record after a couple of decades. ICC T20 World Cup 2009 was the best tournament for Muhammad Amir; he was superb from match 1 to the final game. His final match bowling spell was tremendous and full of pace, and swing Lankan batsmen were unable to handle.
On his Test debut, Muhammad Amir was everywhere with his six wickets against Sri Lanka. Amir was reigning the ICC Ranks until the tour of England when ICC and British Media company caught Muhammad Amir and two other Pakistani batsmen red-handed in a spot-fixing row. He already became the youngest to complete 50 wickets mark in the same tour. He was asked to bowl two no-balls that he successfully did, ICC suspended Amir along with the other two players on November 2011 after they accepted the allegations of match-fixing. Amir was jailed and banned for five years from all forms of International cricket; his six months in British Jail were cut short to half for his good behavior.
Amir made his first-class comeback in February 2015, and International comeback in January 2016 against the New Zealand. His form returned in a match against India in Asia Cup 2016 when Muhammad Amir helped Pakistan defend a small total of 84 taking India to 8/3 in first three overs. He made his Test comeback at the same stadium where he left off after six years at Lords’.
Muhammad Amir Stats and Records
The left-hand fast bowler has loads of talents despite losing five precious years of his International career. Amir, at age 18 became the youngest bowler to take 50 wickets in test cricket. He started his first-class career in 2007 and International debut in 2009. Being compared to Wasim Akram, the sultan of swing, Muhammad Amir was as good as Wasim in that age or even better sometimes. His record of five wickets in an over including two runs outs is still a world record for most wickets in an over. Amir’s career was cut short after the spot-fixing row, so was his form and shine. In 25 test matches, Amir took 81 wickets with a bowling average of 33.73 with three 5-wicket hauls and the best bowling figures of 6/84. Amir also holds the world record of taking his first test catch after 20 test matches, longer than anyone when he took an absolute blinder of Darren Bravo in October 2016. Muhammad Amir has improved himself in the batting department; his 546 runs at the batting average of 13.65 are good for a number 9 batsman.
In 29 ODIs, Amir has 45 wickets in his pocket and the best bowling figures of 4/28 with a bowling average of 27.13 and economy 4.84. In thebatting department, Amir is still good than the opening pairs of Pakistan Cricket team, he scored two fifties and a total of 269 runs in 21 innings with the highest score of 73 not out against New Zealand and a batting average of 18. In 31 T20i matches, Muhammad Amir took 34 wickets with the best figures of 3/18. In the overall First-class career, Amir contested in 45 games grabbing 175 wickets overall with the bowling average of 23.85 and best bowling streak of 10/97, his economy of 3.03 is fantastic. In 45 first-class matches and 71 innings, Muhammad Amir collected a sum of 941 runs to date at an average of 15.68 and the highest score of 66.
Domestic & International Career
Amir idled the great pace Master Wasim Akram, he said that I always wanted to become Wasim Akram; he is my idol and favorite. Amir was very good in bowling since 11; he was invited by the local clubs and tournament organizers in Rawalpindi to play for their teams in the period from 2003-2007. Luckily, Wasim Akram himself discovered the talent in Muhammad Amir in a fast bowling trial campin 2007. Amir was 15 at that time, and he was sent to England the same year on behalf of Wasim Akram’s selection with theU-19 team. Amir was the leading wicket-taker in the whole tourin 2008; his best overall figures came in a tri-nation under-19 series in Sri Lanka as he bowled with a bowling average of 11.22 along with 9 wickets. National Band of Pakistan sponsored him in 2008, later he made his domestic debut for Rawalpindi Rams. In the first season playing for Rams, Muhammad Amir took 55 wickets. Amir finally made T20i debut in ICC WT20 2009, he was Pakistan’s main bowler from the very first game. Against England on his debut, he took a wicket and conceded only a run in his first International over. Averaging the bowling pace of 142 km/h, Amir was the most fearsome of the season.
In 2010, Amir was even better; his 5-wicket maiden over came against Australia in a T20 World Cup match including two run outs and three genuine wickets. His best score of 73 not out in partnership with Saeed Ajmal that became the highest tenth wicket partnership was his best individual score. Against Australia in 2010 at MCG, Muhammad Amir took his first 5-wicket haul against the Aussies in summer season. In the 2nd test match, Amir played a leading role to win its first test match after 15 years and leveled the series 1-1. Against England in the same season, he took another five-wicket haul against England, thanks to his brilliant pace and swing combination and a man of the match award. He also became the youngest to reach 50-wickets mark with an average of 18.30.
In August 2010, News of the World carried out a sting operation on three Pakistani players through the bookie Mazhar Majeed. He asked Amir and Asif to bowl two no-balls during the England tour deliberately. Amir and Asif accepted a bribe of 150,000 pounds through the captain Salman Butt. ICC ACU along with the British Scotland Yard recovered the information, and all the three players were declared guilty. Mazhar Majeed was arrested immediately after the row, and all the three players were suspended and then banned by ICC until further investigations. Amir was the first to accept his guilt.
In early 2011, ICC completed its hearings and pleaded all the players guilty of spot-fixing. Amir was jailed for six months, and a five-year ban was imposed on him by ICC and PCB. Asif and Salman were handed seven-year and 10-year ban respectively. The Southwark Crown Court jailed Muhammad Amir for six months on November 1, 2011. Amir made his comeback after 5 years playing for Omar Associates in Grade 2 tournament. Later in November 2015, Amir was available for the International squad. He played his first match against New Zealand after the incident in a bilateral T20i series. Soon after that, Amir was featured in the inaugural PSL season 1 and took a hat-trick for his franchise Karachi Kings.
Muhammad Amir Family and Personal Life
Muhammad Amir belonged to apoor family; he didn’t have much education as he was the second-youngest of seven siblings. His father, Raja Muhammad Fayyaz is a mason and farmer, his mother Nasim Akhtar is a housewife. The left-arm fast bowler married a British national Bengali citizen Narjis Khan in September 2016. Muhammad Amir wife is a former actress and lawyer; both met each other during the match-fixing scandal in 2011. Narjis Amir is 24-years old, both had a long affair before marriage in London, and Narjis was there for Muhammad Amir in difficult times during the suspension period. The wedding ceremony was held in Pakistan, all his teammates were invited to the event. Muhammad Amir has moved to Lahore after completion of ban along with his family to keep up with his game practice and family life together.