Debutant Amir Jamal is receiving praise on social media for his spectacular last over in the 5th T20I match against England on Wednesday.
Amir Jamal made his T20I debut against England and took a wicket on the second ball of his international career. Jamal put up an impressive debut performance in the match last night. England needed 15 runs in the last over; Amir Jamal successfully defended the score and restricted the English batters. It was his wide Yorkers that give triumph to Pakistan in the fifth match.
Pakistan won the match by five runs and is leading the series by 3-2. England, after winning the toss, elected to field first; Pakistan playing first, set a target of 146 runs for England to chase. Besides other players, Amir Jamal made his debut in the last overs of the second innings. He claimed a wicket on the second ball of his career. Cricket fans believe it was brave of skipper Babar Azam to give the final over to Amir Jamal and defend the score.
Interestingly, Amir Jamal made his place in the national squad after playing just twelve T20s in National T20 Cup. According to sports journalists, Amir Jamal has been a surprise pick by the selection committee of PCB. Even Chairman PCB Ramiz Raja also praised the performance of Amir Jamal.
We usually think PSL is the only gateway for domestic cricketers towards international cricket for Pakistan. However Amir Jamal is a unique case who never ever played PSL. PCB Selection Committee giving respect to National T20 Cup is an act of appreciation! 👏👏 #PAKvENG
— Arfa Feroz Zake (@ArfaSays_) September 28, 2022
Congratulations to 🇵🇰 once again for this spectacular win. Proud to be a part of this unit!
Heart-felt applaud for @iMRizwanPak & Amir jamal for their exquisite performance. pic.twitter.com/07q5Wrm2NW
— Mohammad Wasim Jr (@Wasim_Jnr) September 28, 2022
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Cricket fans believe Amir Jamal deserves all the appreciation because he stepped up for the team in a pressure situation. Skipper Babar Azam is also receiving praise for trusting young talent like Amir Jamal.
Kia baat hai..excellent last over by Amir Jamal..
— Shahzeb Khanzada (@shazbkhanzdaGEO) September 28, 2022
Take a bow Amir Jamal…what a debut…great bowling Pakistan even with the dew around & a wet ball…. CONGRATS PAKISTAN 🇵🇰🇵🇰🇵🇰 #PakvsEngland
— Fakhr-e-Alam S.I & S.E (@falamb3) September 28, 2022
A dream debut for Amir Jamal, hero of today's match. Well played Pakistan
— Rizwan Ghilzai (Student of Arshad Sharif) (@RizwanGhilzai) September 28, 2022
Final moments of today match
Congratulations Pakistan 🇵🇰 what a win . Well-done Amir Jamal for awesome last over.
Pakistan Win the match with 5 runs #PakvsEng2022 pic.twitter.com/9oVx4omjFk
— Malik Ali Raza (@MalikAliiRaza) September 28, 2022
What a win! Pakistan💪 Amir Jamal makes dream debut. Rocks with a memorable final over to arguably one of the most destructive batsmen in T20 format, Moeen, and denies England victory. Babr’s captained the side superbly! 🎉 pic.twitter.com/D4pHAquOu3
— Syed Talat Hussain (@TalatHussain12) September 28, 2022
In a press conference, Vice Captain Shadab Khan also praised the performance of Amir Jamal. He said that team management would have still backed Amir Jamal even if he had failed to defend the score in the last over. The team aims to prepare for the T20 World Cup 2022