“Amir on fire”: Mohammad Amir gestures fans to make noise; ecstatic after castling Joe Denly in PSL 2021

Dixit Bhargav
|Published 28/02/2021

Mohammad Amir gestures fans: The fast bowler from Karachi Kings was exulting after picking his first wicket at the National Stadium tonight.

During the 11th match of the ongoing sixth season of the Pakistan Super League between Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars in Karachi, Karachi Kings fast bowler Mohammad Amir bowled a double-wicket maiden over to provide his team with an outstanding start.

Chasing a 187-run target, Lahore Qalandars lost captain Sohail Akhtar (0) and batsman Joe Denly (0) in the first over itself to begin their chase at the back foot.

While Akhtar was run-out, Denly had no clue whatsoever against Amir’s express delivery. Bowling from over the wicket, an energetic Amir went past Denly’s defence to send him back to the pavilion.

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Seen gesturing to the fans to support him by making more noise at the National Stadium, Amir returned the favour in the best possible manner by castling Denly.

Amir, who had himself faced the wrath of his Lahore counterpart in Shaheen Shah Afridi in the first innings, appeared to have pumped up by Afridi’s celebration after dismissing him. Upon taking his first wicket in the form of Denly, Amir also put on display an ecstatic celebration.

After Akhtar won the toss and invited the hosts in to bat, defending champions Karachi posted a handsome 186/9 in 20 overs on the back of individual half-centuries by opening batsman Sharjeel Khan (64) and all-rounder Mohammad Nabi (57). With bowling figures of 4-0-27-3, Afridi yet again emerged as the pick of the bowlers for Lahore.

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Dixit Bhargav

Dixit Bhargav

Born and brought up in Pathankot, Dixit Bhargav is an engineering and sports management graduate who is currently into his fifth year as a Cricket Editor at The SportsRush. His first cricketing memory dates back to 2002 when former India captain Sourav Ganguly had waved his jersey at the historic Lord’s balcony. What followed for an 8-year-old was an instant adulation for both Ganguly and the sport. The optimist in him is waiting for the day when Punjab Kings will win their maiden Indian Premier League title. When not watching cricket, he is mostly found in a cinema hall watching a Punjabi movie.

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