Karachi: Tainted Pakistan pacer Muhammad Aamir got a taste of how difficult it would be to win back the confidence of the cricket community when he was termed a thief in a domestic match.

The match referee in the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy qualifying tournament fined both Aamir and discarded Test batsman Faisal Iqbal for clashing on the field during the match between PIA and Sui Southern Gas. “Apparently Aamir was sledging Faisal and some other PIA team players during the match and at one stage the situation got out of hand and the latter reminded him of his deeds and called him a ‘Chor’ (thief),” a source said.

He said that Aamir had retorted back by advising Faisal to stop relying on his uncle (Javed Miandad) and to play cricket on his own. “This is the first time that Aamir has been reminded of his spot fixing deeds in domestic cricket since he was allowed to resume playing domestic cricket by the ICC and Pakistan cricket board this year,” the source said.

The 22-year old pacer has been in prime form for his department, Sui Southern Gas bowling them into the main rounds of the premier first class tournament with 33 wickets in four matches including four five wickets in a innings hauls.

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