Former Pakistan fast bowler, Mohammad Amir, who announced his retirement back in 2020, is likely to come back from it. It is being said that Amir might return to the national side if the current Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Ramiz Raja quits his position. It was earlier reported that Najam Sethi will be replacing Ramiz Raja as the new PCB Chairman. The developments took place after Prime Minister Imran Khan was ousted from his role after losing a no-confidence motion.
Mohammad Amir has represented his country in 36 Tests, 61 ODIs, and 50 T20Is, and would continue to the place if Ramiz leaves his position on the board. While announcing his retirement, Amir had stated that he was mentally tortured and as a reason, he had taken the decision.
But in a recent report by Samaa English TV, it is being said that the pacer might as well return. He said, “I am leaving cricket for now because I’m being mentally tortured. I don’t think I can bear such torture. I’ve borne lots of torture from 2010 to 2015, for which I served my time. I’ve been tortured by being told the PCB invested a lot in me.”
There was an instance where Mohammad Amir had thanked Najam Sethi and former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi for their constant support. He had specified that he would return to the national squad if the then coaches Waqar Younis and Misbah-ul-Haq leave their roles and responsibilities.
The PCB set-up was changed shortly, but Mohammad Amir’s ethics did not match to those of Ramiz, and he decided to take his foot backward, going away from the game. He started his international career in 2009, and just 11 years down the line, decided to exit in 2020.
He had a remarkable career over the years. Picking six wickets on his Test debut in Sri Lanka, he made a mark in the team. 2010 saw a leap in his career when he became the youngest bowler, aged 18, to pick 50 wickets. While it is being said that Ramiz would soon quit his job, his proposal to ICC, of holding a four-nation tournament was turned down.