Pakistan pacer Mohd Amir takes U-turn after retirement, says, ‘I am available’; Report

Pakistan left-arm pacer Mohd Amir has taken a U-turn and decided to roll back his decision to take retirement from international cricket. Speaking to private media, Amir said, “I am available for team,” as quoted by Daily Pakistan. He had earlier engaged in a clash with the team Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) management.

The statement comes as head coach Misbah-Ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis part ways with Pakistan Cricket. The duo reportedly had differences with Amir.

Amir had earlier stated that he would make himself available subject to new management in place. “I would like to clarify that yes I will be available for Pakistan only once this management leaves,” he tweeted.

In December 2020, pacer Mohammad Amir confirmed his retirement from international cricket to the PCB after being dropped from the Pakistan T20 squad in November. Amir had said that he does not think he can work with the current PCB management and it is best for him to leave.

“Amir confirmed to the PCB chief executive that he has no desires or intentions of playing international cricket and as such, he should not be considered for future international matches,” PCB had said in an official statement.

“This is a personal decision of Mohammad Amir, which the PCB respects, and as such, will not make any further comment on this matter at this stage,” the statement further read.

The Pakistan pacer played 36 Tests, 61 ODIs, and 50 T20Is. Amir went on to take 259 wickets across three formats of the game.

In 2019, Amir had announced his retirement from Test cricket in order to focus on white-ball cricket.

The star cricketer is currently in West Indies for CPL 2021. He had earlier taken part in England’s T20 Vitality Blast.