The cricketing community has been abuzz with discussions about Mohammad Amir’s possible return to the Pakistan team, especially in light of injuries affecting a few Pakistani pacers.
Former Pakistan captain Moin Khan, in his assessment, praised the 31-year-old as a highly skilled cricketer who has been performing admirably in various leagues. In remarks made in April of this year, he remarked, “Amir is actively participating in leagues and consistently delivering strong performances.”
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Moin Khan went on to express his belief that if there’s a genuine need and opportunity for Amir’s return, it should be considered. He emphasized Amir’s value as a top-notch cricketer and, above all, a Pakistani.
However, Moin Khan also emphasized the importance of not displacing a player who has rightfully earned their place in the team. He advocated for a fair selection process, stating, “He should not replace someone who has already established themselves and rightfully deserves their spot. The selection process should be followed.”
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It’s worth recalling that Mohammad Amir had announced his retirement in December 2020, citing alleged ill-treatment by the coaching panel led by Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis as the reason for his decision. He mentioned feeling subjected to mental distress by the management and accused them of tarnishing his reputation, highlighting the significant effort it takes to build one’s image.
In response, Waqar Younis expressed his hurt feelings regarding Amir’s comments.
At present, Amir is actively participating in the Caribbean Premier League for the Jamaica Tallawahs, where he has secured an impressive tally of 15 wickets in eight games.
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Despite ongoing discussions within the cricketing community, Amir has not shown any indications of reconsidering his retirement. He has consistently maintained his focus on participating in franchise leagues worldwide, emphasizing the depth of fast-bowling talent available to Pakistan.