Shaheen Shah Afridi, the captain of the Pakistan T20I team, has said that they might look into hiring former left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir for the T20 World Cup 2024.
Shaheen recently talked to fans on X Spaces and answered their questions about whether or not the dangerous pair would lead the national pace attack again.
When the T20 World Cup 2024 comes around, some fans asked the captain if he would be open to bowling with Amir. This made Shaheen promise that he would ask Amir if he was willing to join the team again.
“If Mohammad Amir is free to come back for Pakistan again, I will talk to him about it.” It had been almost 5 years since Amir and I bowled together. In an online chat with his fans, Afridi said, “It was a pleasure to bowl with him; we worked well together.”
Amir quit international cricket in 2020 and said that the head coach, Misbah-ul-Haq, and the bowling coach, Waqar Younis, were unfair and biased.
When Pakistani fast bowler Naseem Shah got hurt right before the start of the ICC World Cup 2023, fans all over social media asked Amir to change his mind about retiring, but the left-armer refused and said he had “moved on” from international cricket.
“Right now, I’ve moved on.” Amir told the press earlier, “I have different things to do in my life.” “Being out of the international system for three years is a long time.” Right now, the system in Pakistan changes every month, so you never know what would happen next.
“This matter is over for me. After being away for three years, I don’t think it would make sense for me to go back. At least for now. “In the next few years, I don’t know what will happen,” he said.
Amir has always said he doesn’t want to play for Pakistan again, but his good relationship with Shaheen Afridi and the fact that the next tournament is the T20 World Cup make it possible for him to come back.
Amir had played in 36 Tests, 61 ODIs, and 50 T20Is for Pakistan. In 2020, was the last time he played for his country. The fast bowler was also on the Pakistan team that won the ICC T20 World Cup in 2009 and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017.
In the final of the Champions Trophy in 2017, he helped Pakistan win their first title in the eight-team tournament.