Mohammad Amir, the veteran Pakistan pacer is back in the action at T20 Blast, the cricket league in England. Amir has been brought into the Gloucestershire squad as a replacement for his fellow Pakistan pacer Naseem Shah.
Playing his first game in the tournament, Amir instantly caught attention. During the game between Gloucestershire and Somerset, Amir dismissed the Somerset opener, Will Smeed, for a duck and went on to capture another wicket of Ben Green, the all-rounder.
It was the third delivery of the Somerset innings and Amir bowled a full-length delivery to dismiss Smeed. The batter seemed to be taken aback by the delivery and handed a comfortable and straight catch to Ben Howell in the slips.
After grabbing his first wicket for Gloucestershire, Amir rejoiced it in style, as the 30-year-old fetched the famous move from the Indian film ‘Pushpa – The Rise’. The left-arm pacer executed the celebrated dance move by well-known actor Allu Arjun in the film.
The official social media handle of the team Gloucestershire uploaded the video of the incident, which has gone viral now.
🎥 @iamamirofficial take his first T20 wicket for Glos 👏
Watch live 👉 https://t.co/zEHuTtdjYE#GoGlos 💛🖤 pic.twitter.com/Qd5igBav3V
— Gloucestershire Cricket🏏 (@Gloscricket) June 17, 2022
Somerset defeat Gloucestershire by 7 runs
Besides, Somerset, batting first made a decent total of 184 for six. After Rilee Rossouw’s cautious knock of 54 runs in 35 deliveries, Lewis Gregory, the English all-rounder finished the Somerset innings in style. The 30-year-old scored an unbeaten knock of 60 runs in 36 deliveries, with two boundaries and five sixes. For, Gloucestershire, Amir was the most reasonable bowler, as the Pakistan pacer finished his spell with the excellent figures of 4-25-2.
In reply, Gloucestershire all-rounder Ryan Higgins scored 43 runs off 29 deliveries, with four boundaries and a six, being the top run-getter from his side. Benny Howell, the Gloucestershire all-rounder, in the end, tried to make it for his side, but his excellent knock of 42 runs in merely 18 deliveries, ended up in a losing cause. Howell hit a boundary and four sixes, during his time on the crease. Somerset won the game by 7 runs.
Written By Prachi Pisal
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