Mohammad Amir

New Delhi: Mohammad Amir stated that he will be going step by step as far his participation in the Indian Premier League after the former Pakistan pacer applied for a British passport. Amir is married to Narjis Khan who is a British citizen and lawyer.

Post retirement, Amir moved to United Kingdom in 2020 and if his application is approved, it will open several doors for the Pakistan speedster be it representing England or play in the Indian Premier League.

On his possibilities to represent for England, Amir straightway denied. “First, I will not play for England. I have played for Pakistan. Second (talking of IPL), there is one more year to go. What will be the scenario at that time. I always say that I go step by step,” Amir told ARY News.

We don’t know what will happen tomorrow and I start thinking about playing IPL in 2024. When I get my passport …whatever the best opportunity will be and what I will get…I will avail it,” added Amir who was banned for five years by ICC for spot-fixing in 2010.

Amir retired from Pakistan cricket in 2020 citing he was mentally tortured by the team management but kept on playing franchise leagues around the world. He played 36 Tests, 61 ODIs and 50 T20Is and picked 259 wickets across formats for Pakistan.

The left-hander burst on to the scene in 2009 and was regarded as one of the great speedsters in the making. However, his involvement in the spot-fixing controversy during Pakistan’s tour of England spoiled his career.

On his comeback, Amir redeemed himself and played a crucial role in Pakistan’s 2017 ICC Champions Trophy victory beating India in the final. In the summit clash, Amir dismissed Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan to dent India’s hopes.