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Shahid Afridi backs Mohammad Amir to take international retirement back

The 31-year-old featured for Quetta Gladiators in PSL 9

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi thinks retired pacer Mohammad Amir can still make a comeback into the national team.

The 31-year-old had a decent Pakistan Super League (PSL) season nine while representing Quetta Gladiators. He took ten wickets in nine innings at an economy of 8.41.

While talking to a local news channel, Afridi mentioned Amir falls in the category of top Pakistan pacers despite not playing international cricket for the last four years.

“Amir can easily make his way into the lineup of the Pakistan team even today. He falls in the category of Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, and Shaheen Afridi. There is still cricket left in Amir and he should play for Pakistan,” Afridi said.

In Eliminator 1, Amir bowled a spell of 2-20 in four overs, however, his side lost to Islamabad United.

During the commentary, former Pakistani pacer Waqar Younis stated that Shaheen Shah Afridi should look at Amir’s spell against Islamabad United.

“I hope Shaheen Afridi is watching that because I think he needs to do that more often. Because early on if it [the ball] isn’t swinging, just hit this length,” Waqar Younis said.

Ramiz Raja also praised Amir’s over, saying he forced the batters to be double-minded due to his excellent length throughout the over.

“This really was well bowled, look at the length. He spotted that length and just carried on hammering the ball there, forcing the batsman to be in two minds,” said Ramiz Raja while watching the replay of Amir’s first over against Islamabad.

It must be noted that Amir announced his retirement in December 2020. He has been playing in franchise leagues all across the globe and has repeatedly said that he has no plans to return to international cricket.

The 31-year-old featured for Quetta Gladiators in PSL 9

Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi thinks retired pacer Mohammad Amir can still make a comeback into the national team.

The 31-year-old had a decent Pakistan Super League (PSL) season nine while representing Quetta Gladiators. He took ten wickets in nine innings at an economy of 8.41.

While talking to a local news channel, Afridi mentioned Amir falls in the category of top Pakistan pacers despite not playing international cricket for the last four years.

“Amir can easily make his way into the lineup of the Pakistan team even today. He falls in the category of Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, and Shaheen Afridi. There is still cricket left in Amir and he should play for Pakistan,” Afridi said.

In Eliminator 1, Amir bowled a spell of 2-20 in four overs, however, his side lost to Islamabad United.

During the commentary, former Pakistani pacer Waqar Younis stated that Shaheen Shah Afridi should look at Amir’s spell against Islamabad United.

“I hope Shaheen Afridi is watching that because I think he needs to do that more often. Because early on if it [the ball] isn’t swinging, just hit this length,” Waqar Younis said.

Ramiz Raja also praised Amir’s over, saying he forced the batters to be double-minded due to his excellent length throughout the over.

“This really was well bowled, look at the length. He spotted that length and just carried on hammering the ball there, forcing the batsman to be in two minds,” said Ramiz Raja while watching the replay of Amir’s first over against Islamabad.

It must be noted that Amir announced his retirement in December 2020. He has been playing in franchise leagues all across the globe and has repeatedly said that he has no plans to return to international cricket.

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