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Felt good to hear Mustafizur considers me his idol: Mohammad Amir

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Karachi: Gearing up for a comeback to international cricket in three months time, Pakistan's banned left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir said he felt happy to learn that new Bangladesh pace sensation Mustafizur Rehman idolises him.

Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Amir 

A left-armer like Amir, Rehman ripped through strong Indian batting line-up in the first two match of three-ODI series, taking a total of 11 wickets.

Rehman, whose brilliant performance helped Bangladesh post first ever series victory over India, said: "Mohammad Amir is my idol. I just follow the bowling of Amir.

His spot fixing allegations don't bother me."

Mustafizur Rahman celebrates the wicket of India skipper MS Dhoni in Mirpur on Sunday. Pic/AFP
Mustafizur Rahman celebrates the wicket of India skipper MS Dhoni in Mirpur on Sunday. Pic/AFP 

Reacting to Rehman's comments, Amir said he felt honoured to learn that someone wanted to be a bowler like him.

"I felt so good to hear what Mustafizur had to say and I must say he is set for a great career because he is not an easy bowler to reckon with. He has all the weapons and he appears to have good cricketing sense," Amir said.

11
Number of wickets taken by Mustafizur Rahman in two ODIs against India

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