Srinagar, May 24: Legendary Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram has pitched for the return of experienced pacer Mohammad Amir into Pakistan team ahead of World T20 World Cup.
Akram while speaking on a TV programe said that Mohammad Amir is still one of the best in the World and Pakistan need such impact players.
Amir announced his retirement from international cricket in December 2020 following a fallout with the Pakistan team head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis. He has maintained that he will not play for the national team until they remain in charge.
“I am very surprised because Amir is a very experienced bowler and one of the best in the world in T20 cricket. Personally, I think he should be in Pakistan’s World T20 squad. In World Cup events you need experienced bowlers who can also advise and guide the younger bowlers,” Wasim Akram was quoted as saying.
“Other players have done it but no one says anything about them. So why Amir? …I think if he is available for other formats, he should be playing for Pakistan. Other players also take time off for the birth of their child so what is the big deal,” said Akram.
Akram said that the upcoming tour of England for a white ball series was the last chance for Misbah and Babar Azam to finalise their squad for the World T20 Cup in October.
“We need to have more impact players in the T20 squad, those who can play without fear of failure only then can we do well,” he concluded.