Pakistan’s veteran pacer Mohammad Amir was overlooked for selection in the T20I series against Bangladesh last month. Despite figuring as one of Pakistan’s pace bowling spearheads, Amir was ignored to allow exciting fast bowler Haris Rauf the chance to make his debut.
Amir’s exclusion from the team was interpreted by many as a reaction to his decision to quit Test cricket in a bid to prolong his white-ball career. His priorities were scrutinized by the media and he was vilified by fans for making this choice. Amidst this somber backdrop, Amir is eyeing the Pakistan Super League (PSL) as a platform to make a comeback to the national side.
"There are ups and downs in every cricketer's life and I am no different. But this PSL is a great opportunity for me to perform for my team and get back into the national side which is what I want to be a part of,” Amir told reporters.