Former Pakistan cricket captain Moin Khan has expressed his support for the return of fast bowler Mohammad Amir to international cricket, a move that has garnered attention and debate among cricket enthusiasts.
Public Demand Amidst Asia Cup Disappointment
Following Pakistan’s underwhelming performance in the recent Asia Cup, hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka, social media users have been vocal in their criticism of the team’s bowlers. Many have demanded the inclusion of Mohammad Amir in the Pakistan cricket team.
Moin Khan’s Endorsement
In response to queries from journalists about Amir’s potential return, former cricketer Moin Khan publicly endorsed the fast bowler’s comeback to international cricket. Khan acknowledged Amir’s strong performances in various leagues and emphasized that any inclusion should not displace a deserving player already established in the team.
Khan emphasized the importance of following due process, stating that if Amir goes through the required procedures and meets the necessary criteria, he should indeed welcomed back. He praised Amir’s Cricketing skills and highlighted his Pakistani identity.
Amir’s Retirement and PCB’s Response
In 2020, Mohammad Amir announced his retirement from international cricket, expressing dissatisfaction with the management and citing mental stress. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) accepted Amir’s retirement as a personal decision and stated that his name would not considered for future international matches.
The discussion around Mohammad Amir’s potential return to the national team continues to generate interest and debate, with former captain Moin Khan voicing his support for the talented fast bowler’s reintegration into international cricket.