According to media reports, former Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Amir is set to make an international comeback in the team
The 30-year-old pacer accused team management of “mental torture” and announced his retirement from all formats of the game in December 2020, at the age of 28.
The left-armer returned to Pakistan in 2016 after serving his five-year ban for his role in a spot-fixing scandal during a 2010 Test match in England. Amir has taken 259 wickets in 147 matches for Pakistan across all formats.
Bowler Mohammad Amir set to make his international comeback for Pakistan
Mohammad Amir has been given Green signal by PCB, PCB wants Amir to take his Retirement back & should Focus on his Cricket.. pic.twitter.com/OxfHs6BFgD
— Nawaz 🇵🇰 (@Rnawaz31888) April 2, 2023
Back in 2019, Mohammad Amir was mysteriously added to the squad last minute. Junaid Khan was ditched who then tweeted this, Amir hasn’t played a game since but comes 2023 and he’s suddenly a contender for the 15 man squad… this country never learns. pic.twitter.com/TOKmTGunID
— Raz Khan (@Raz_khan789) April 2, 2023
According to a report in ‘Pakobserver.net,’ Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) acting chief Najam Sethi is eager to give Amir one last chance. Amir has kept himself busy since his retirement by playing franchise cricket all over the world.
According to the report, his chances of returning to the national team were revived during Season 8 of the Pakistan Super League (PSL). The talented cricketer finished 14th on the list of highest wicket-takers in the PSL 2023.
He took nine wickets In seven matches, with injury also playing a role. The glimpses of his former self have piqued the interest of PCB’s selection committee.
During the PSL 2023, Amir made headlines for his remarks about Pakistan captain Babar Azam. Before his team’s match against Babar’s Peshawar Zalmi, he stated that he would not distinguish between Babar and a tailender while bowling for his team.
In a statement, Amir said that, “These kinds of matchups and player rivalries keep players on their toes. I personally like these sort of challenges because it keeps me focused. My job is to take wickets and win matches for my team, so for me, facing Babar or a tailender batting at number 10 will be the same.”
Several Pakistan cricketers, including Shaheen Shah Afridi, were offended by the remark, and they advised Amir to speak respectfully about Pakistan’s captain.
Shahid Afridi admitted to texting and scolding Amir.
“’What do you want?’ I asked Amir.” You have earned so much respect, you faced a blemish on your reputation, and then you returned. In some ways, you have a new life. “What are you even attempting?” Afridi made the remarks on Samaa TV after Amir threw a ball at Babar out of frustration during a PSL 8 match.
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