Former Pakistan fast bowler Wasim Akram believes that Mohammad Amir should be included in the national squad for the T20 World Cup later this year despite Amir’s shocking retirement. READ MORE “New Zealand will have a slight edge over India” – Ross Taylor
Amir explained his reasons behind the retirement
In December 2020, Amir announced his retirement from international cricket at the age of 29, and the same created a lot of buzz in the Pakistan cricket fraternity. However, later Amir withdrew his retirement, scathing the current team management for paying him enough respect while he was part of the team.
“What matters most to me is respect and I felt that I wasn’t getting the respect I deserved and that’s why I took the decision to retire. The people in charge of Pakistan cricket have their job to do, they have their responsibilities and have their decisions to make, and I have my career to continue and look forward to, so we all should move on, as right now I am happy with my life,” the 29-year old stated.
Akram asserts for Amir’s comeback for the ICC WTC 2021
Pakistan’s all-time highest wicket-taker, thumped the national team management for keeping Amir in the team for the much anticipated ICC World Cup 2021.
“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,” Akram told a TV channel, reported by Firstpost.
ICC might seek a window in UAE for T20 WC 2021
With the situation in India deteriorating due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a chance for the T20 World Cup to be shifted to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). As per Akram, Pakistan could have the edge if the mega event takes place in the gulf country.
“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,” Akram added.