Mohammad Amir retired in December last year due to team management’s cold attitude towards him. He alleged team management of mentally torturing him and deliberately putting him on the sideline. Now, Amir has taken a page from Shahid Afridi’s book of “Temporary” retirements. He agreed to come out of retirement if his issues would be resolved. After the talks with PCB chief Wasim Khan, Amir has told the media that he is ready to roll back the decision if everything goes well. Earlier Amir said he will not play until the current management in charge. Now, Amir takes a U-turn on the retirement decision. He is hopeful that everything will be resolved.
Amir said PCB chief Wasim Khan met him before the re-starting of PSL in Abu Dhabi. Chief assured him that all his concerns would be addressed. Amir further said Wasim Khan keenly listened to what I said. he also wanted this issue to be resolved as well.
Why Mohammad Amir took retirement in the first place?
There were reports that Team management was unhappy with Amir’s decision to retire. After Amir decided to retire from Test, he was dropped from the Central contract list. Also, management eliminated him from the 35-member squad to the New Zealand tour.
Amir responded, “Only Misbah can tell why I am not in the squad.” The feud between Amir and team management escalated when Amir tweeted against them. He eventually took retirement from all forms of cricket. Amir told the media that he would not play under this management again. “The role of Waqar Younis should be to encourage bowlers not to sideline them,” Amir said in an interview.
Mohammad Amir in his several interviews has praised Micky Arthur and Najam Sethi. Understandably, these statements didn’t go well with their successors Misbah ul Haq and Ehsan Mani.
In addition to PSL, Amir is playing leagues all around the world. He played Bangladesh Premier league, Lanka Premier League, and will play Caribbean League after PSL as well.
Mohammad Amir career so far:
Mohammad Amir debuted in 2009 and quickly rose to fame. But in 2010, his career, stained with Fixing allegation, got a setback. These allegations proved to be true when the court held him guilty in 2011 and placed a 5-year ban. Amir returned against the New Zealand series. He played a key role in the champions trophy victory in 2017. In 2020, Amir announced his retirement. Now, the headline “Amir takes a U-turn on retirement decision” is spreading fast. It is unlikely Amir will stay retired. Chances are he will return to Pakistani Jersey at some point.