Mohammad Amir, the former cricketer who announced an untimely retirement of his career in 2020, had refuted the news of him wanting to make a comeback to the Pakistan side. There were reports in Pakistan media that the pace bowler who had a promising start to his career in 2010 that Amir was considering a comeback as the PCB setup is likely to witness an overhaul since Imran Khan has been ousted from his Prime Minister post.
Amir blamed the PCB management during his retirement for receiving ill-treatment which is why he decided to call time on his career. Misbah Ul Haq and Waqar Younis were at the helm of coaching during that time.
There are also reports that Ramiz Raja will be leaving the PCB setup due to the removal of Imran Khan as the PM. Sources close to the development say that PCB may be helmed again by Najam Sethi.
No intention of coming out of retirement, says Mohammad Amir
A report in Cricket Pakistan says that the former cricketer has vehemently denied wanting to make a comeback. Amir was only 27 years of age when he made the retirement in 2020. The former left-arm seamer is keen on spending quality time with his family according to the source.
Amir was instrumental in Pakistan’s Champions Trophy win against arch-rivals India in 2017. He represented Pakistan in 36 test matches, 61 ODIs, and 50 T20Is. His sudden retirement didn’t go well with many former cricketers such as Shoaib Akhtar, who said that more was expected out of Amir as Pakistan had bailed him out from a very tough phase of his life after the spot-fixing incident in 2010.
Amir is currently involved in franchise leagues around the world. He is currently spending his time in the United Kingdom and stated his plans of raising his children there only.