Thursday Jun 13 2019

Amir would have been more delighted had Pakistan won

TAUNTON: Pakistan’s fast bowler Mohammad Amir was happy to achieve his career’s maiden five-wicket haul but he would have been more delighted if it had contributed to his side’s win.

Amir said Pakistan couldn’t bowl according to the condition in first fifteen overs which allowed Australia to post a big total against them.

“We didn’t bowl how we were supposed to be bowling in first 15 overs otherwise we would have restricted Australia earlier. I realised that after my first over where I had to ball and I bowled according to that,” he said.

“I am happy that after ten years of my international debut I have taken my first five-fer, but I would’ve been more happy and joyous if Pakistan had won the game today,” he said.

The fast bowler, however, expressed that all is not ended for Pakistan and the team can still make a comeback in the tournament.

“We have to win all the games from here and if we stay positive then I am sure we will be able to achieve that,” he said.

“World Cup is a big tournament and all the teams will be under pressure. So, we just need to stay positive.”