Wasim Akram, the president of the Karachi Kings, has defended Mohammad Amir in the face of criticism for the left-arm pacer’s combative actions and remarks at Peshawar Zalmi captain, Babar Azam.
Before PSL 8 started, Amir sparked controversy by saying that he doesn’t distinguish between getting the wicket of a tailender or the captain of Zalmi, which didn’t sit well with Babar Azam’s supporters.
Former cricketer Shahid Afridi reportedly reprimanded Amir for his actions and remarks towards Babar while he was playing for his team, but Amir disregarded the warning and even made an offensive gesture during Lahore Qalandars’ next game.
Afridi’s critique is disagreed with by Akram, who thinks that good rivalry and off-field remarks help draw interest to the PSL.
“You need characters, you need a little rivalry, and I am all for Amir,” Akram stated in reference to Amir’s recent comments as a bowler
“Be professional during the game, and these little phrases off the field definitely spice up PSL. The appeal of PSL lies in this. We ought to enjoy rather than criticise each person harshly and again, he continued.
Akram’s stance demonstrates his appreciation for the role that on-field violence and off-field ribbing play in thrilling and entertaining supporters. Despite the criticism, PSL fans may have found Amir more entertaining to watch because of his outspokenness.
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