International return not on top of Amir's wishlist
Tainted left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir has put the prospect of a ' dream' international comeback on the back burner, vowing to put up a fighting performance in Pakistan's premier first-class tournament instead.
The Quaid-e-Azam Trophy starts September 17 and though the International Cricket Council (ICC) cleared the spot-fixing trio of Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt to play all forms of cricket after their ban ends on September 2, the 23-year-old left-arm pacer is not looking too far ahead. "I have started my training again after the injury which had put me on rest for almost a month," Amir said in an interview to cricket.com.au. "I always go step by step," he added. "I have not set any big goals. I focus only on present. My current task is to do well in the coming Twenty20 championship and then in the qualifying round for the QEA Trophy." Amir is all set to feature for his home town, Rawalpindi, in the T20s, while he would be featuring for Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) in the Quaid-eAzam Trophy qualifiers.