After shocking Cricket World with unexpected announcement of retiring from Test Cricket, Pakistan’s left arm pacer Mohammad Amir may have another shock in store for the fans in Pakistan as he is planning to obtain British passport.
As per reports Mohammad Amir is planning to obtain a British passport in a bid to permanently settle down in England in future.
Amir married British citizen Nargis Malik in September, 2016 and has already applied for a “spouse visa”, which allows him to stay in England for 30 months.
In the case of obtaining a “spouse visa”, the 27-year-old will be able to work and take advantage of various other perks that comes along with it, reports said. The reports further said that Amir is also looking to purchase a house in London.
It is not yet clear whether Amir has already obtained the “spouse visa” or not, as he has previously spent jail time in the United Kingdom for his role in the spot-fixing scandal.
However, Amir has since then travelled to England numerous times with the Pakistan team and for county cricket.
After getting permanent residency, the pacer will also be able to apply for a British passport.
Amir on Friday announced his retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect, but reaffirmed his commitment to playing white ball cricket for Pakistan.