Free Press Journal

‘Dropped catch hurts’


Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir believes that besides leaving the bowler “disappointed and frustrated”, every dropped catch affects the team more than the individual.

Ever since the tainted fast bowler has made a comeback to the Pakistan team after suspension, he has had awful luck, having at least 11 catches go down off his bowling in Tests.Even in the ongoing Hamilton Test, four chances off his bowling has been missed, two in the slips, one at midwicket, plus a difficult low catch that he himself dropped in his follow through.

“Yes, it affects the bowler when you run from 22 yards and your catch is dropped – you’re disappointed and frustrated,” Amir was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo. “But it affects the team more than the individual. I’ve been very unlucky, but I try to be a team man.”