Speedster Akhtar wants to guide `tainted` Amir

Johannesburg, Sept.22 (ANI): Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has expressed a desire to guide disgraced player Mohammad Amir and turn him into an effective bowler following his return to cricket after serving his ban.

Akhtar revealed that he is planning to buy a Pakistan Super League (PSL) team in which he will recruit Amir, Sport24 reported.

The Rawalpindi Express said that everyone knows how talented Amir was before the ban, but added that he has to work really hard to return to the same form.

Expressing his views on the tainted trio of Amir,Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt, Akhtar said that he had seen them suffering in the last five years, and therefore, each one should be treated equally as far as their careers in cricket are concerned.

The tainted trio served time in prison and were banned for their role in the infamous 2010 Lord’s spot-fixing scandal.

Amir took 51 wickets in 14 Tests and 25 in 15 one-day internationals before he was handed a five-year ban for bowling deliberate no-balls by pre-arrangement during the fourth test against England at Lord’s. (ANI)

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