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Breaking: Mohammad Amir former Pakistani speedster likely to make a comeback

Mohammed Amir set to take a U-turn regarding his Retirement decision

It’s been a career of ups and downs for Mohammed Amir, from making his international debut in 2009 to getting involved in the spot-fixing scandal of 2010 and facing a 5-year ban. Who could know this wasn’t the end of tragedy in Amir’s life. After making his comeback in 2015, Amir bowled brilliantly, heading Pakistan’s pace attack. But all of a sudden in July 2019 he announced his Test retirement. Speculations suggested it was his age that hurdled him from doing long Test spells. One year later Amir dropped another truth bomb he also retired from all forms of cricket. Now, it was clear that the reason was something more gruesome than a fitness issue.

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Amir released a statement while announcing his retirement in December 2020:

“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, for which I served my time. I’ve been tortured by being told the PCB invested a lot in me,”

The 29-year-old bowler openly criticized then head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis for mentally torturing him.

PCB chief’s resignation will pave the way for Amir’s return

Breaking: Mohammad Amir former Pakistani speedster likely to make a comeback

According to a report by Pakistani news channel Samaa TV, Amir is considering coming out of retirement in case Ramiz Raja resigns as PCB’s chair. Amir had said that he would withdraw his retirement after the exit of then-coach Waqar Younis and Misbah-ul-Haq. Despite the change in the PCB setup, Ramiz Raja’s tough stance and intolerant policy towards match-fixers stopped Amir from making his return to international cricket earlier. But now as the Imran Khan government is now gone and Ramiz Raja’s 4 nation series proposal was rejected by ICC, the new government in the centre is likely to choose a new PCB Chairman after which Mohammed Amir may be seen withdrawing his retirement and setting foot in the international arena again.

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