LAHORE: Pakistan fast bowler Muhammad Amir on Monday said that his vision about life has changed as he has become more positive now.
The 23-year-old left-armer, who is set to make his international comeback less than four months after completing a five-year ban, remains a polarising figure for Pakistan’s cricket-mad public and even some teammates.
In an interview to cricket website, Amir stated that he is aware the process of regaining the cricket community’s trust would be slow but he is hopeful to win it with his performance.
I have experienced a lot at such a minor age. I don t know about the future and nobody knows what will happen next. I know people madly in love with cricket, they got hurt but as a professional sportsman I can only give my best shot to win the trust back, he added.
Talking about one-day captain Azhar Ali and Muhammad Hafeez’s response on the inclusion of Amir in the national, the player said that it’s their right to express whatever they felt and he is not hurt at all.
He said you can’t push and force people to do what they don’t want to do, whatever they said it was their opinion. He lauded the efforts of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in persuading Azhar and Hafeez to play with him.
The 23-year-old left-armer was selected Friday for the Twenty20 and one-day international squads for an upcoming series in New Zealand, marking his international comeback less than four months after completing a five-year ban for match fixing.