Darren Gough: Mohammad Amir deserves a second chance

Darren Gough, who co-hosts Drivetime on talkSPORT, has said that ‘talented’ Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Amir deserves another chance after serving his six-month ban. And I agree with him.

 

Former England cricketer Goughie said: “I would play him – I have my own personal reasons for saying it. Since he’s come back, he’s been a model professional. I think he’s a brilliant bowler, a brilliant athlete and he’s great to watch.

 

“I think he was a very immature young man, influenced by two senior players, one being the captain of Pakistan.

Darren Gough taking on Drivetime which broadcasts every weekday from 4pm – 7pm, and is hosted by Adrian Durham

Darren Gough talking on Drivetime which broadcasts every weekday from 4pm – 7pm, and is hosted by Adrian Durham

 

“Yes, I’ll never forgive him for what he did – he brought the game I love, and so many people love, into disrepute. What he did, taking money – and not much money by the way – for bowling no balls.

 

“Do you think he’s learned his lesson? I’d say yes. I think the other two should have been banned for life, no doubt. Now if Mohammad Amir would have been 25, [he’d have been] banned for life 100%.”

 

Listen to the full interview here

 

The first of four Test Matches between England and Pakistan starts this Thursday at 11am from Lords Cricket Ground.

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