Mohammad Amir, a pacer for the Karachi Kings, has spoken out about his Wednesday on-field altercation with Babar Azam, the captain of the Peshawar Zalmi.
Against Kings, Babar scored game-winning 68-run innings off just 46 balls. He flicked Amir for a boundary throughout the innings, frustrating the left-arm bowler, who then desperately fired the following ball toward Babar.
“That was a spur-of-the-moment decision, and [against Babar] it wasn’t personal. In order to perform at their best, bowlers need to be aggressive on the field,” according to Amir in a pre-game interview on Thursday.
“The beauty of this league is that I was under pressure during the game. That aids in your recovery,” he continued.
In his four overs, Amir let up 42 runs while going wicketless.
Left-arm pacer emphasized the importance of being grounded.
“Success in T20 is not guaranteed, therefore you must carry out your strategies. You can’t win the game if you keep making errors,” he remarked.
“I thought we worked well together, but minor things can really add up. There is still more to be done in this competition,” he said.