Kamran Akmal has recently criticized Mohammad Amir amidst reports of the left-arm pacer’s potential international comeback. According to recent reports in Pakistani media, PCB’s interim chief Najam Sethi is considering giving Amir one final opportunity to return to international cricket.
Mohammad Amir retired from international cricket at the age of 28 in December 2020, citing mental harassment by the Pakistan team management as the reason behind his decision. Despite this, there have been rumors of a possible international comeback for the left-arm pacer.
However, this news has not gone down well with Kamran Akmal, who has criticized PCB’s decision to consider bringing back Mohammad Amir, and he has taken a dig at the left-arm pacer in the process. The 41-year-old has scathingly stated that the PCB is trying to bring back a player who is trying to settle in England.
“We are making efforts to bring back a player who is trying to settle in England,” said Akmal.
In addition to his criticism of the PCB’s decision, Kamran Akmal has also suggested that the board should prioritize players who are playing first-class cricket in Pakistan and working hard to improve their game. It is worth noting that Amir has primarily focused on playing in the shortest formats of the game and has been involved in franchise cricket around the world.
“You should first pay attention to players who are active in first-class cricket. They should first do justice to those players. We are after him who has moved to England, trying to settle there,” his statement further reads.
Amir’s performance in the eighth season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) has also been a factor in the rumors of his possible international comeback. In PSL 2023, he finished 14th on the list of highest wicket-takers, with nine wickets in seven matches.
However, he was also affected by injuries during the tournament. Despite this, Amir’s glimpses of his past form have reportedly caught the attention of the PCB’s selection committee.