Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir might return to International Cricket


Former Pakistan sprinter Mohammad Amir is thought to be reconsidering his decision to withdraw from international competition. According to reports, the sportsman may explore coming out of retirement to play international cricket for Pakistan.

In December 2020, the 29-year-old bowler announced his retirement from international cricket, citing disagreements with the team's administration. Amir claimed then-head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis of torturing him mentally.

At the end of 2020, Amir declared his retirement from international cricket. He is taking a break from cricket for the time being because he is suffering from emotional anguish. He doesn’t think he is capable of enduring such suffering. From 2010 to 2015, he was subjected to a great deal of torture for which he had enough. He has been tormented by the fact that the PCB put a lot of money into him.

Just a few weeks before the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in Oman and the United Arab Emirates, Misbah and Waqar resigned from their respective coaching duties with the Pakistan national team (UAE). Former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden and former South African pacer Vernon Philander have been hired as batting and bowling advisers for the flagship event, with Saqlain Mushtaq serving as interim head coach.

Ramiz Raja, the current chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), was nominated to the position in September 2021 and is expected to resign in the wake of Imran Khan's fall as Prime Minister of Pakistan. Raja accepted the position at PCB at the request of Pakistan's former captain.

Amir is contemplating coming out of retirement if Raja resigns as chairman of the PCB, according to a report. Amir took 259 international wickets in 36 Tests, 61 One-Day Internationals, and 50 T20 Internationals.

After his role in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal in England, Amir was barred from playing cricket for five years. In 2015, he came back to international cricket, however in July 2019, he declared his retirement from Test cricket.