Gul wants Amir’s bowl­ing to an­swer all crit­i­cism

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ISLAMABAD—Fast-bowler Umar Gul has ad­vised Muham­mad Amir to let his bowl­ing do all the talk­ing on the English

Amir will likely be re­sum­ing his Test ca­reer at Lord’s on July 14 where he played his last Test match nearly six years ago in 2010. It is pos­si­ble that the twenty-four-year-old (Amir) will en­counter some crit­i­cism in the build-up to and dur­ing his re­turn to Test cricket.

This is an area which Gul wants the Pak­istan man­age­ment to pay at­ten­tion to and en­sure they pre­pare Amir for what could prove to be a rocky road ahead. “The Bri­tish me­dia will be fol­low­ing his ev­ery move and I would ad­vise him to let his bowl­ing do the talk­ing,” he told Pak­pas­

“Amir should re­strict his move­ments from the ho­tel to the ground and back and sim­ply con­cen­trate on his game and noth­ing else. This will be the best way to an­swer all of the crit­i­cism and back­talk,” he said.

Gul said it is a fact that the bat­ting is not the strong­est suit for Pak­istan and that the bowl­ing line-up which Pak­istan fields for the Test se­ries will probably drive the de­sired out­come for the vis­it­ing side.

“We have an ex­cel­lent bowl­ing at­tack for this tour and the pick among the fast bowlers will surely be Amir. He will play a key role against Eng­land. I ex­pect him to per­form very well as he has played in those con­di­tions be­fore. Apart from Amir, So­hail Khan has put in some ex­cel­lent per­for­mances be­fore and knows how to bowl in seam­ing con­di­tions.”

He said but don’t for­get that in legspin­ner Yasir Shah, Pak­istan has an ex­cel­lent bowler who can take wick­ets on any kind of sur­face.

“Yasir has been mak­ing steady progress in the past few years and is also a reg­u­lar with the Pak­istan Test squad. We can ex­pect him to get lot of pur­chase from wick­ets at The Oval and Edg­bas­ton, es­pe­cially on the third or fourth days of Test matches,” he said.—APP

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