Is Mohammad Amir going to play cricket again on an international level?
Mohammad Amir, a left-handed fast bowler who quit international cricket in 2020, is likely to come out of retirement soon, according to sources. When Amir retired, he said it was because he didn’t like how Misbah-ul-Haq was running the team. The Pakistan team’s selection committee is said to have talked to Amir’s boss and asked him to tell the cricketer not to say anything unnecessary in the media. The cricket player has also been given hints that he might play in this year’s ICC World Cup, which will take place in India from October to November. Amir had played in 36 Tests, 61 ODIs, and 50 T20Is for Pakistan. He hasn’t played for his country since 2020. The pacer also played for Pakistan when it won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2009 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017. Pakistan won their first tournament title at the 2017 Champions Trophy, which had eight teams. In 2010, Amir, his new-ball partner Mohammad Asif, and former Pakistan captain Salman Butt were found guilty of match-fixing during the Test series against England. They were banned from playing cricket for five years and sent to jail. Many people felt sorry for Amir, who was by far the youngest of the three, and he was allowed to play international cricket again in 2016 when Najam Sethi, who is now the de facto head of PCB, was in charge of cricket in the country. In 2020, Amir caused more controversy when he quit international cricket without warning. In his statement, the bowler said that Misbah, who was head coach at the time, and Waqar Younis, who was in charge of bowling, showed favoritism. The bowler said that he would come out of retirement only after Misbah and Waqar left the team. Misbah and Waqar had to quit their jobs when Ramiz Raja was head of the PCB, but Amir couldn’t come back because Raja was strict and wouldn’t let fixers get away with anything.