Pakistan T20I captain Shaheen Shah Afridi has raised the possibility of signing former left-arm quick Mohammad Amir for the 2024 T20 World Cup. In a recent X Spaces session with fans, Shaheen addressed the likelihood of the dangerous pair leading the national pace attack again. Pakistan considering Shaheen-Amir for 2024 T20WC?
Some fans asked the T20 captain if he will bowl with Amir in the 2024 T20 World Cup. Shaheen said that he will ask Amir about a return to the team.
I’ll ask Mohammad Amir if he’s available to play for Pakistan again. I bowled with Amir after almost 5 years. It was nice to bowl with him; our cooperation was great “Afridi told fans online.
Amir retired from international cricket in 2020 after accusing Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis of favouritism and injustice.
After Pakistani pacer Naseem Shah was injured before the ICC World Cup 2023, fans on social media begged Amir to retire again, but the left-armer declared he had “moved on” from international cricket.
“I’ve moved on. I have various responsibilities “Amir told a presser. Three years out of the international system is long. The Pakistani system changes monthly, so you never know what’s coming.
“This debate is over for me. I don’t think returning after three years is wise. At least temporarily. He decided that the next few years are unknown.
Amir has refused to return to the Pakistan cricket team, but his close friendship with Shaheen Afridi and the T20 World Cup make a return possible.
Amir played 36 Tests, 61 ODIs, and 50 T20Is for Pakistan. He last played internationally in 2020. Pakistan won the 2009 ICC T20 World Cup and 2017 ICC Champions Trophy with the pacer. His Champions Trophy 2017 final period gave Pakistan their first eight-team title.