Fast bowler Mohammad Amir, constantly rebuilding his career after being convicted of fixing point, claimed an impressive hat-trick in the Super League in Pakistan on Friday and admitted he feels great about his form.
The 23-year old retired West Indian Dwayne Bravo with the second ball of the 19th over followed by plainclothes windows Zohaib Khan and another player Caribbean, Kevon Cooper, ending with 3-27 in his four scales.
His restricted to a team full of stars Lahore to Karachi 125-8 treble Reyes overhauled in 15.5 overs by a seven-wicket victory.
“I feel great,” Amir told AFP. “With every game I’m getting into my rhythm and it’s great for me and for Pakistan.”
Amir returned to international cricket in January, playing in the Twenty20 three-game series against New Zealand after completing a five-year ban in September last year.
Amir, along with Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, was banned on charges of deliberate no-balls during the Lord’s Test against England in 2010 organization.
The three players were jailed in the UK in 2011.
Amir received some sympathy as he was 18 at the time of spot-fixing scandal and to plead guilty in court.
That helped him gain a relaxation in its ban in January last year after the International Cricket Council amended its code of conduct, allowing players to have national tournaments banned in a few months prior to its termination suspension.
Amir took 86 wickets in four days and Twenty20 national parties, which forced the selectors to include him on the tour of New Zealand.
The Pakistan Cricket Board is holding its inaugural Twenty20 league with five teams competing in neutral places Dubai and Sharjah.
The league ends on February 23.