Former Pakistani stimulator Mohammad Amir shocked the cricket world by announcing his retirement from international cricket last year at the age of 26. After that, the left handed pacemaker moved to the UK with his family as his wife is British. by birth.
Amir had made some pretty serious accusations against the Pakistani team management, coaches and even the Pakistan Cricket Board and had criticized the way cricket is run in the country and how a senior player like him was disrespected on many occasions. times, which led him to make the decision. to retire for his happiness and his sanity.
However, he had said he would become available once the current leadership changes, but it appears he has other plans for his future in cricket given that he is still heavily involved in the cricket of the franchise T20 and now with free time, can do whatever he can.
I’m enjoying my cricket these days and plan to play another 6-7 years: Mohammad Amir
In a candid conversation with PakPassion.net, Mohammad Amir spoke about his future in cricket and his plans for his cricket career in the time to come.
“For the moment, I have obtained an indefinite residence permit in the United Kingdom. I’m enjoying my cricket these days and plan to play another 6-7 years so let’s see how things go. My children will grow up in England and receive their education there, so I will definitely be spending quite a bit of time there ”. Mohammad Amir said.
Since he has moved his base to Britain, Amir also has the choice of opting for British citizenship which he can easily get given that his wife is British and then Amir can go the route of Azhar Mahmood to play in IPL.
Mohammad Amir spoke out on playing in IPL after obtaining UK citizenship
No Pakistani player has played in the IPL since the second season and the only player participating in the league, who had played for Pakistan earlier was Azhar Mahmood, the former all-rounder, who signed up as English player and appeared for the Punjab Kings. and the knight horsemen of Kolkata.
“At the moment, I haven’t really thought about what other possibilities and opportunities are available and how things will be when I receive UK citizenship in the future,” Amir said on obtaining British citizenship.
Amir, who made his debut for Pakistan in 2009, performed 36 tests, 61 ODI and 50 T20I for his country. He was banned for 5 years from 2010 to 2015 for being found guilty of spot-fixing while touring England in 2010.