Pakistan’s speedster Mohammad Amir is ready to come out of retirement after being in talks with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Wasim Khan.
Mohammad Amir Comes out of Retirement
Mohammad Amir announced his retirement from all forms of cricket recently after he blamed the current Pakistan team management for mental torture.
The left-arm pacer has reportedly said that he is open to making a return to international cricket if his concerns are addressed by the PCB and the team management.
“Wasim Khan visited my house before PSL 6’s second leg and we had a detailed discussion on my retirement. I shared all my concerns with him, and to be honest, he listened to them very seriously. My case was portrayed in a wrong way by the current management,” Amir was quoted saying by ARY Sports.
“But Khan assured me he would address my concerns. If everything goes well, I will make myself available for the national team’s selection,” he further said.
Fast bowler Mohammad Amir is available for Pakistan selection as Wasim Khan the chief executive officer visited his home before 2nd leg of PSL-6. pic.twitter.com/YaniEr69Xm
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Wasim Khan also confirmed that he met Mohammad Amir for a discussion to get him back out of retirement. There is no doubt that Amir will add value to the Pakistan team.
Khan said on Cricket Baaz YouTube Channel, “I also made it clear to him that the path he adopted was not right as a senior player. I think Amir is a valuable player for us even now and we will now make efforts to bring about a rapprochement between him and the coaches.”
Since announcing retirement in December 2020, Amir has only been playing franchise cricket across the globe. The veteran pacer questioned the team management and the support staff including Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis over the way Pakistan cricket is being run.
Amir is presently busy with the Pakistan Super League where he is representing Karachi Kings. He is also scheduled to play for Kent in England’s T20 Blast. If everything goes well, Amir could be seen wearing the Pakistan shirt in the T20 World Cup later this year.
Pakistan are next set to play 3 T20Is and as many ODIs against England starting July 08. If the matter is resolved soon, Amir could make a return in the series.