Pakistan’s T20I captain, Shaheen Shah Afridi, recently sparked speculation about the potential return of Mohammad Amir to international cricket, expressing his willingness to discuss the matter with the seasoned left-arm pacer.
During a recent X (formerly Twitter) Space session, Shaheen Afridi fielded questions about the prospect of bowling alongside Mohammad Amir at the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024. In response, Afridi affirmed his intention to request to his senior compatriot, indicating a possible reunion on the cricketing stage.
“I will talk to Mohammad Amir if he’s available to come back for Pakistan once again. Amir and I bowled together after almost 5 years. It was a very good experience to bowl with him, our partnership was great,” Afridi remarked.
Both Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Amir are currently representing Desert Vipers in the ongoing ILT20 tournament, alongside national teammates Shadab Khan and Azam Khan.
Mohammad Amir retired from international cricket in 2020, citing differences with the team management at the time. However, his fans have been asking him to reverse his decision and make a comeback as he is only 31 years old at the moment.
In a recent interview, Amir refuted any plan to make a comeback. “At the moment, I have moved on. I have different things in my life to do,” he stated.
“Three years is a long period out of the international system. If you look at the Pakistan system right now, it is changing every single month, so you never know what is coming,” he added.
However, despite Amir’s comments, Shaheen Afridi has given a glimmer of hope to the fans for a possible reunion of the bowing duo on the international cricketing stage.
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