In a surprise move, left-arm fast bowler, Mohammad Amir, has agreed to make himself available for the national team selection if there is new team management in place.
The 28-year-old had announced his retirement from international cricket last month after a dispute with the head coach, Misbah-ul-Haq, and bowling coach, Waqar Younis.
I would like to clarify that yes I will be available for Pakistan only once this management leaves. so please stop spreading fake news just to sell your story.
— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) January 18, 2021
Former players, including Shoaib Akhtar, and Shahid Afridi, had regretted Amir’s decision and asked him to reconsider it. Akhtar, Afridi, and Inzamam-ul-Haq had urged Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) high-ups to speak to Amir and resolve the issue.
However, just a month after his announcement, the left-arm pacer has now hinted that he may come out of retirement if the coaching setup is replaced.
I will approach the board myself and tell them that I am available if there is new management in place. I don’t think that the issues with current management will be resolved now because the mindset doesn’t change in a day.
Amir last played for Pakistan in a T20 series against England. He was then ‘rested’ for the home series against Zimbabwe and dropped from the New Zealand tour for a ‘lack of form.’