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Afridi Supports Mohammad Amir, Slams British Media for Putting Undue Pressure on the Player
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Published: Jul 13, 2016

Former England players have questioned Amir’s return at Lord’s in the last few weeks; hard-hitting statements have come from Kevin Pietersen and Graeme Swann.

The British media was also criticized for labeling Amir as a “convicted-spot fixer”.

But his supporters did not let him down.

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi reacted to all of this hype through his latest tweet:

He advised Amir to stay strong and backed to deliver in the upcoming Test series between Pakistan and England; Afridi slammed the British media for “putting undue pressure” on Mohammad Amir.

Mohammad Amir during a practice session ahead of the first England-Pakistan Test at Lord’s. (Source: Reuters)
Mohammad Amir during a practice session ahead of the first England-Pakistan Test at Lord’s. (Source: Reuters)

Earlier Wahab Riaz also supported Amir and said that he could handle being in the spotlight.

Source: Getty
Source: Getty

“I think he will deal with all those things. He is ready to answer with his performance — and that is what counts. We all take him as our young brother, he is a part of our family. We are all behind him. What has happened has gone now. I want him to take five wickets in this Test match to get his name back and to get his image back which has been spoilt. If you make a mistake it doesn’t mean that you are out of (excluded from) this world.”