Pakistan left-arm fast-bowler Muhammad Amir is contemplating his appearance in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) as the first stepping stone towards his possible return in the national team.
“To be invited to play in a prestigious tournament such as the BPL is like a dream come true for me and is a major milestone in my quest to work towards representing Pakistan which remains my dream,” said Amir, while talking to cricket website.
“I would like to offer a special thanks to the chairman of the Chittagong Vikings, who has given me this opportunity to prove myself at a platform which would be the envy of many others.”
Amir expressed hope that he will try his level best to give the Vikings a chance of winning the trophy with his performance.
“I am thrilled to play alongside some quality players who will represent Chittagong and realize that I have been entrusted with a huge responsibility to help the team reach the ultimate goal,” said Amir.
“This is a challenge I have given a lot of thought to, and come 22nd November when we meet the Rangers in Dhaka, I will be doing my utmost to ensure that I justify the trust placed on my skills by my team and hopefully we will emerge as the trophy winners.”
Meanwhile, Amir also thanked his family and his supporters for their untiring backing which enabled him to perform in the domestic matches on his return.
“I am thankful to the Almighty that He has once again given me another opportunity to fulfil my potential,” said a pleased Amir.
“I went through some tough times as I restarted my career but thankfully have taken thirty-four wickets in the qualifying rounds of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy for my team Sui Southern Gas and helped them qualify for the main tournament where I have so far taken sixteen wickets in four matches.
“None of this would have been possible without the well wishes of my parents and my fans – I am indebted to all of them and promise to not let them down in the future,” he concluded.