"Bowling to Babar or a tailender is same for me," says Mohammad Amir ahead of their clash in PSL 8

“Bowling to Babar or a tailender is same for me,” says Mohammad Amir ahead of their clash in PSL 8: The buzz surrounding a highly anticipated matchup with Babar Azam has been downplayed by pacer Mohammad Amir ahead of their clash in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL). On Tuesday, Amir’s Karachi Kings will play Babar’s Peshawar Zalmi.

Babar Azam has been traded to Peshawar Zalmi this year from Karachi Kings for Shoaib Malik and straightforward is now the new captain of Peshawar Zalmi. Currently, Babar Azam vs Mohammad Amir is the most hyped or trending topic in PSL 8. Imad Wasim is the new captain of Karachi Kings and Imad and co. are scheduled to face off against Babar Azam-led Peshawar Zalmi on 14 February.

Talking to a local channel, Mohammad Amir made some statements that have added up some more spice to the ‘Babar vs Amir’ showdown. In a PSL special program by ARYnews, Amir was asked, how he sees the inclusion of Shoaib Malik in the team in the trade for Babar Azam. He quickly replied that “Shoaib bhai is one of the most experienced players in T20I and I can release such 3 players to get Shoaib bhai in.”

The reporter asked next about the trends in social media of rivalry between Peshawar Zalmi and Karachi Kings, Amir said, “PSL is all about rivalries. Previously it was Lahore-Karachi, now it is Karachi-Peshawar. And these kinds of matchups and player rivalries, keep players on their toes. I personally like these sorts of challenges because it keeps me focused.”


The reporter then said, “when Virat Kohli was at his peak, the world acknowledged him that time, and you were still able to take his wicket every time you face him. Now world acknowledges Babar Azam, what are your plans now?”

Amir responded “I don’t have any such match-ups against anyone. For me, bowling to Babar and a tailender is the same. My job is to take wickets and win matches for my team, so for me, facing Babar or a tailender batting at number 10 will be the same.”


Previously, Peshawar Zalmi’s new skipper also had a few words on the same topic of Babar vs Amir. Babar gave a clear response “Competition is always good for the league. Not only Karachi, but every team has good quality local bowlers. That is why all foreigners play in this league because it is a quality league.”

“When I play against any quality bowler, I stick to my basics. There is no pressure. I like to keep things simple and don’t overthink about the opposition,” he added.

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