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A Lord's crowd is not much inclined towards heckling. Visiting centurions get standing ovations. Champagne corks can land on the outfield to convivial cheers; disapproval is marked by gentle sighs and the sound of newspapers being purposefully refolded.
So it was unlikely Mohammad Amir's return to Test cricket, six years after he was banned from the game for his part in a spot-fixing scandal, would be greeted by blockades of the Grace Gate or scorecards being burned in the Coronation Garden.