Former Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Amir retired from international cricket in 2020 citing the reason of injustice against him by the Pakistan Cricket Board. Amir has been a part of the T20 leagues since he retired from international cricket and is currently playing for the Desert Vipers in the ILT20 2024.
There was a debate behind Mohammad Amir’s return to the Pakistan cricket team during the ODI World Cup 2023. However, while speaking to his team, he opened up about the possibilities of his international return. Amir showed how dissatisfied he is with the current situation on the Pakistan Cricket Board and believes it is changing every day.
According to Mohammad Amir, three years is a long period to be away from international cricket and it will not be a sensible decision to return to international cricket. Amir further revealed that he has a lot going on in his life currently and that for the next few years he doesn’t know what will happen.
Mohammad Amir talks about his future plans
Mohammad Amir said: “For the moment, I have moved on. I have different things in my life to do. If you look at Pakistan’s system right now, it’s changing every month, so you never know what’s coming. For me this debate is closed. After three years away, I don’t think it would be a sensible decision to return. For now at least. “I don’t know what will happen in the next few years.”
Mohammad Amir believed that former Pakistan head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis had done injustice to him while he was in the team.
Mohammad Amir, who debuted for Pakistan in 2009, was involved in a spot-fixing case during the England vs Pakistan test series in 2010. Amir was jailed for being involved in spot-fixing and was also banned from playing international cricket. .
However, Mohammad Amir returned to international cricket in 2016, when he was declared free to play all forms of cricket. Amir returned to international cricket in January 2016 and was one of the leaders in Pakistan’s bowling attack. Amir was the hero of Pakistan’s victory in the 2017 Champions Trophy final against India and removed top-order Indian batsmen like Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma quite early.
However, instability in the Pakistan Cricket Board is not new as there have been many changes in the administration in the last one year. The year 2023 turned out to be a horrible year for Pakistan, which faced a debacle in the Asia Cup and the ODI World Cup.
The entire Pakistani management changed after CWC 2023. Grant Bradburn and Mickey Arthur were replaced by Mohammad Hafeez as head coach and director of the Pakistan cricket team, while Wahab Riaz replaced Inzamam-ul-Haq as chief selector.
However, there is a possibility that Mohammad Hafeez may not continue as cricket director of the Pakistan team after Zaka Ashraf resigned from his position as PCB president.