ISLAMABAD - Fast bowler M Aamir is quite optimistic about his future and wants to spearhead national team whenever given chance to play for the country.

Talking to The Nation, Aamir said: “I am quite sure International Cricket Council (ICC) will act in the best interest of cricket and show leniency, and this will be the best possible solution. I am also very grateful to PCB, ICC and all those persons who stand by me in difficult times.”  He said he had a number of offers to play domestic cricket. “I will decide soon about from where I should start my domestic career.”

When asked about would he like to represent his parent region Rawalpindi on his return in domestic cricket, Aamir replied: “I can't commit at the moment whether I will play for Rawalpindi or some other region or department. I am working on it and taking suggestion from close aides including sir Asif Bajwa. I will sort out future very soon, but it will take a month or so to start playing domestic cricket.”

To another query, he said: “I am a professional player and I am sure whenever given chance to play for the country, I will focus on giving more than 100 percent and silence my critics with match-winning performances just like I did in the past. I will only concentrate on my on-field performance, leaving the rest behind.”

Speaking about his fans response on his return, he said he knew how to win back his fans hearts. “I will win back my fans with tireless efforts and I am sure they will forgive my past mistakes. I will concentrate fully on helping first my domestic side to win and then whenever given chance and cleared by the ICC, help national team to become top cricketing nation.”

Aamir said a lot of time had been wasted and he knew he couldn’t bring those golden years back, but he was looking at the future. “The future is mine, I will leave no stone unturned and try to recover lost ground as quickly as possible.”

Speaking about his fitness and match temperament, he said: “I have not stopped working on my physical and mental fitness for the last several years after my ban. I went to gym, worked on my fitness and trained with my personal coach Asif Bajwa. I am completely in shape roaring to go and can't wait to start playing again. I love cricket which is my passion. It is in my blood, and I want to forget my past completely and just want to focus on the days ahead. I don't know when I will be able and cleared to represent the country, but one thing I do know and that is I will be a better bowler than ever on my return,” Aamir concluded.