There have been increasing rumors that Mohammad Amir may make a stunning return to international cricket ever since the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) administration changed. PCB head Najam Sethi officially addressed the situation and said that the gates remain open for the pacer to return, even if Amir has not yet made a final choice.

If Muhammad Amir postpones his retirement, he may still represent Pakistan in international cricket. I’ve always been adamantly opposed to match-fixing. In a news conference last week, Sethi said, “I think no guilty player should be spared, but at the same time, a player should be allowed to rejoin playing international cricket after he has served his years of punishment.

Amir is now playing in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), where he is the current top wicket-taker and plays for Sylhet Strikers. In 10 games so far, he has taken 13 wickets for a 5.95 economy.

At the National High-Performance Center, Amir was observed working out. He had said that the administration had “mentally tormented” him, which was why he had decided to stop playing international cricket. Amir was also excluded from the PCB’s list of key contracts before his retirement.

In the middle of the uproar, an old video of Shoaib Akhtar criticizing PCB and Amir appeared again on YouTube and other social media sites.

The former cricketer can be seen discussing his thoughts on Amir in a video that was uploaded on Saad Sports’ YouTube account. He criticizes both the player and the board for the mishandling.

In the video, Akhtar is heard stating, “PCB phoning Mohammad Amir and asking do you want to play, in my view, this is not the appropriate method.”

“We were also dropped in the past, and the PCB administration was upset with me for about 12 years,” Akhtar said. However, this does not indicate that I should resign. Instead, we need to consider what Pakistan’s needs are; his error. In interviews, he goes on to claim that he immersed himself in cricket and that he had previously received punishment. You did something bad, therefore you were punished, I guess. You didn’t help Pakistani cricket in any way. The nation expected you to pay back any assistance you received from it. He put on ok-to-fair performances up until 2017, which were followed by a stellar performance in the Champions Trophy. However, in the subsequent 15-20 ODIs, there was scarcely any consistency.