Gibbs heaps praise on 'unbelievable competitor' Amir

The 47-year-old revealed that he had always thought that the pacer was special

Gibbs heaps praise on 'unbelievable competitor' Amir PHOTO: Reuters

South Africa’s former legendary batsman Herschelle Gibbs, in an interview with Cricket Pakistan, heaped praise on Pakistan’s former pacer Mohammad Amir, who he believed was an ‘unbelievable competitor’.

The 47-year-old, who coached Amir during his recent stint as the head coach of the Karachi Kings franchise in the HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six, revealed that he had always thought that the pacer was special.

“He [Mohammad Amir] is a wonderful bowler. I have gotten to know him now. Obviously, I played against him years ago. I always thought that he was something special. He was in the wilderness for some years. No one understands his art of bowling as well as he does. He is an unbelievable competitor. I have seen that firsthand with the Karachi Kings. He takes a lot of pride in his bowling. He always gives it his best at 120 per cent every game that he plays,” Gibbs said.

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The former Proteas batsman stated that Amir always gave his all for any team that he represented.

“You can see his determination when he plays his cricket. He is exceptionally skillful in any condition. He doesn’t need the motivation to bring out the best in him. He is an exceptional professional cricketer. He gives his all to the team. I have a lot of praise and a lot of respect with regards to the skills that he offers to the team. He is a team man,” he concluded.