Mohammad Amir comes out of retirement in hopes of playing T20 World Cup


Amir had retired from international cricket towards the end of 2020.

Fast bowler Mohammad Amir announced on Sunday his decision to come out of retirement in the hopes of playing in this year's T20 World Cup in US and West Indies in June. The announcement from Amir, who had retired from international cricket towards the end of 2020, comes right after PCB announced their new seven-member selection panel, that includes four former Test cricketers.

"I still dream to play for Pakistan!," Amir announced on X (formerly Twitter). "Life brings us to the points where at times we have to reconsider our decisions. There have been a few positive discussions between myself and the PCB where they respectfully made me feel that I was needed and can still play for Pakistan, and after discussing with family and well wishers I declare that I am available to be considered for [the] upcoming T20 WC."

"I want [to] do this for my country as it comes before my personal decisions. Donning the green jersey and serving my country has always been, and will continue to be, my greatest aspiration [sic]."

Amir, who broke through to the international stage as a prodigy at 17, has 50 T20Is to his name since playing his first in 2009. In those outings, he picked 59 wickets with an impressive economy rate of 7.02. His most recent T20 outings came in this year's PSL, where he picked 10 wickets in 9 matches for Quetta Gladiators.