Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir has made a dramatic return to Test cricket after serving a ban for spot fixing scandal. Although he has not yet set a Test match on fire with the ball, his presence in the team has given them the killer edge.
When he returned to the scene of crime five years later at Lord’s in the series against England, his presence in the squad was the most talked about throughout the length of the series. However, England made the mistake of concentrating too much on Amir as Yasir Shah, Misbah-ul-Haq and other players combined to draw the series 2-2.
Amir’s first no-ball after his return to Test cricket was also most talked about event. In the ongoing third Test against West Indies at Sharjah, Amir has bagged another statistic to his name where his name is on top of the list.
The third Test against West Indies was Amir’s 20th Test and it in this match that Amir took his first catch in the five-day format. He took the catch off Darren Bravo’s bat to claim his first catch of his Test career in his 20th match. He took the most Tests to claim his first catch of his career.
He went past Geoff Pullar of England who took 18 Tests to take his first catch of his career. The third spot in this list is held by Glenn McGrath of Australia who took 16 Tests to take the first catch of his Test career. Mohammed Shami of India is fourth in the list with 15 Tests to take the first catch of his career.