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‘I really like him’: Babar Azam will talk to Mohammad Amir about retirement

Pacer had retired from international cricket after reservations with Pakistan’s team management

‘I really like him’: Babar Azam will talk to Mohammad Amir about retirement PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, during an exclusive interview with Cricket Pakistan, has stated that he will talk to retired pacer Mohammad Amir about the latter’s decision to step away from international cricket.

Babar, who is currently in Abu Dhabi for the remaining HBL Pakistan Super League (PSL) season six matches, also considers Amir one of the best left-arm bowlers in the world.

“I haven’t spoken to him yet [regarding retirement] but we will discuss the problems he is facing when I get the opportunity to talk to him,” said Babar.

“He is one of the best left-arm bowlers [in the world] and I really like him. I’m hopeful that he continues to perform well in the upcoming second half of PSL,” he added.

Amir had retired from international cricket after reservations with Pakistan’s team management, especially head coach Misbahul Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis.

The Pakistan pacer featured in 36 Test matches, bagging 119 scalps, over the course of his career, after making his debut against Sri Lanka in 2009. He has also played 61 ODIs and 50 T20Is in his limited-overs career, taking 81 and 59 wickets respectively.

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The all-format Pakistan captain, who plays for defending champions Karachi Kings, will also keep a close eye on the top performers of HBL PSL 6 as the Men in Green look to finalise their team combination for this year’s T20 World Cup. 

“We have this tournament [PSL] to identify players who can fit into the Pakistan team. We will keep an eye on it and definitely consider them as we want to do whatever is best for the team,” he concluded.