Mohammad Amir Reverses Retirement Ahead of T20 World Cup 2024

Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Amir (image: PCB)

The Pakistani bowler Mohammad Amir who announced his retirement in December 2020, has decided to come out of retirement hoping to Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 in the USA and West Indies in June.

Mohammad Amir Reverses Retirement

Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Amir has announced on reversing his decision ahead of the Men’s T20 World Cup. His retirement announcement came their new seven-member selection panel which included four former Test cricketers.

Mohammad Amir took social media handle to announce their retirement reversal. “I still dream to play for Pakistan!,” Amir announced on X (formerly Twitter).

“Life brings us to the point where at times we have to reconsider our decisions. There have been a few positive discussions between myself and the PCB where they respectfully made me feel that I was needed and can still play for Pakistan, and after discussing with family and well wishers I declare that I am available to be considered for [the] upcoming T20 WC.”

“I want [to] do this for my country as it comes before my personal decisions. Donning the green jersey and serving my country has always been, and will continue to be, my greatest aspiration [sic].”

The 31-year-old pacer has played 36 Tests, 61 ODIs, and 50 T20Is and picked up 259 wickets across formats since his debut in 2009.

His most recent T20 outings came in this year’s PSL where he played for Quetta Gladiators and picked 10 wickets in 9 wickets.

The 9th edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 is set to begin on June 02 with the United States and Canada at Grand Prairie Stadium. ICC has revealed the venue for the famous rivalry match between India and Pakistan to be played at Nassau County International Cricket Stadium on June 09.

Pakistan will be playing their first match of the World Cup campaign against the United States on June 06 at Grand Prairie Stadium.