Mohammed Amir equals Shahid Afridi’s BPL report, Pakistan chief selector says, ‘If he continues to carry out, he can be in rivalry for choice like different gamers’

Former Pakistan pacer Mohammed Amir on Monday picked two wickets as Sylhet Strikers beat Khulna Tigers by 31 runs within the 2023 Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

Along with his first wicket of the night, the left-arm fast levelled former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi’s Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) report of being the third quickest bowler to 50 wickets within the league.

Former West Indies bowler, Kevon Cooper holds the report for the quickest to 50 scalps within the league, having performed so in solely 30 outings.

Amir turned the twenty third bowler to the touch the 50 wickets mark within the BPL historical past. Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan stays the main wicket taker within the league, with 126 wickets in 96 video games.

Having impressed Pakistan to the 2017 Champions Trophy win after making a comeback from a 5 yr ban he served owing to his involvement in spot fixing, Amir had introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket in 2020, citing ‘psychological torture’ by the Pakistan Cricket Board as one of many causes behind the identical.

However in a current interview with Cricket Pakistan, the newly appointed Pakistan chief selector Haroon Rashid has mentioned, “I’ve heard he’s considering of taking his retirement again. It’s good that he’s taking part in. If he continues to carry out, he can be in rivalry for choice like different gamers.”

Final week, throughout a press convention, PCB chief Najam Sethi had mentioned that he won’t cease Amir if the previous cricketer needed to return to worldwide cricket.

“Mohammad Amir can play worldwide cricket for Pakistan if he takes his retirement again,” Sethi mentioned.

“I at all times took a robust stance in opposition to match-fixing. I imagine no convicted participant must be spared, however on the similar time, a participant must be allowed to renew worldwide cricket as soon as he has accomplished his years of penalty,” he maintained.

In 147 appearances for Pakistan throughout format, Amir picked 259 wickets.

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