Shaheen Afridi said he will talk Mohammad Amir about returning to play for Pakistan

Pakistan’s T20I skipper, Shaheen Shah Afridi, engaged with fans during a recent X Space session, shedding light on the potential return of former teammate Mohammad Amir to the national squad.

Currently sharing the field for IlT20 outfit Desert Vipers, Afridi expressed his willingness to broach the topic of Amir’s comeback.

In the midst of the X Space session, Afridi mentioned, “I’ll have a chat with Mohammad Amir if he’s considering donning the Pakistan jersey once again. After nearly 5 years, bowling alongside Amir was quite an enriching experience; our partnership was commendable.”

Amir, who retired from international cricket in 2020 due to clashes with the head coach and bowling coach, has consistently reiterated his detachment from the international scene. Despite persistent pleas from fans, Amir has emphasized his focus on other aspects of life.

In an earlier press briefing, Amir acknowledged the hurdles of returning after a three-year hiatus, given the frequent changes in Pakistan’s cricket hierarchy. He asserted that, for him, the discussion about a comeback is closed, at least for now. Nonetheless, speculation persists, fueled by Amir’s strong rapport with Shaheen Afridi and the looming T20 World Cup.

Amir’s significant role in Pakistan’s cricket history, highlighted by triumphs in the ICC T20 World Cup 2009 and ICC Champions Trophy 2017, adds complexity to talks about a potential return.

While Amir remains steadfast in his reluctance to return, the camaraderie shared with Afridi and the importance of the T20 World Cup leave room for conjecture regarding a comeback, even as Amir maintains his current stance on the matter.

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