Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir, who announced his retirement back in 2020, is likely to return to his roots. 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 might replace Ramiz Raja as the new PCB Chairman. The developments took place after Prime Minister Imran Khan was ousted from his roles after losing a no-confidence motion.
Amir has represented his country in 36 Tests, 61 ODIs, and 50 T20Is, and would continue further 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. “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,” he had stated in December 2020, while announcing his retirement.
Amir’s comeback speculations were made earlier as well
There was an instance where 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 side 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. The board member rejected his proposal saying that the ICC’s Financial and Commercial Affairs Committee does not permit more than a tri-nation tournament.