It would be great if Aamir came back Dravid

It would be great if Aamir came back Dravid

By: || Updated: 01 Jan 1970 12:00 AM


London:
Disgraced Pakistan pacer Mohammad Aamir has got some much-needed support
from Indian batting great Rahul Dravid, who feels it would be "great" if
the youngster manages to make a comeback after serving a five-year ban for
spot-fixing.

The 19-year-old was recently released from prison
after completing half of a six-month sentence for his involvement in the
2010 spot-fixing scandal that shook international cricket.

"He's
a superb player and when he's served his ban, I'd hope he'd be able to
come back. It's not easy to stay away from the game for so long, to not
play it, and be able to come back," Dravid told 'BBC Sport'.

Aamir,
who at 18 became the youngest bowler to take 50 Test wickets before being
shamed by the scandal, claimed he was "manipulated" by his then skipper
Salman Butt, who took advantage of their "good friendship".

Dravid
said he hoped the teen has learnt his lesson from the ordeal he went
through and would come back a better player.

"It's been
disappointing as (I am) someone who loves the game, and loves watching
young talent come through," said Dravid.

"It was difficult on
everybody across the world who saw such a young talent, and unfortunately
he made a few mistakes.

We all want him to come back at some
stage and I don't know whether that's... it's going to be a challenge. I
hope he can do it; it would be great if he can," he added.





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