Which Pakistani bowler is likely to come out of retirement? Full List of Cricketers who came out of retirement

Cricketers coming out of retirement is somewhere normal talk in modern cricket. The most recent case was former south Africa skipper, AB De Villiers who mentioned earlier that he is looking to come out of retirement and will make a comeback in international cricket.


Although, South African cricket denied the rumors of De Villers coming out of retirement which broke many cricket fans’ hearts.

On Sunday Pakistan local media reported, that Pakistani bowler, Mohammad Amir is likely to come out of retirement and will make an international comeback.

The news broke after Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman, Ramiz Raja decided to resign from the position of the deposition of Imran Khan as the Prime minister of Pakistan.

Mohammad Amir has represented the Pakistan cricket team in 61 ODIs, 36 Test, and 50 T20Is and grabbed a total of 361 wickets for his side.

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Earlier when Mohammad Amir was still active in the squad and Ramiz raja became the PCB chairman, the conflict between the two was always there and later Amir decided to quit.

In December 2020, Mohammad Amir decided to quit international cricket and the reason stated by the Pakistani bowler was being mentally tortured by Pakistan Cricket Board

“I am leaving cricket for now because I’m being mentally tortured,” he had said while announcing his retirement.

“I don’t think I can bear such torture. I’ve borne lots of torture from 2010 to 2015, for which I served my time. I’ve been tortured by being told the PCB invested a lot in me.”

Relation between Mohammad Amir and Najam Sethi, who will be the new PCB chairman after Ramiz Raja has always been good as Najam Sethi supported the Pakistani pacer in his tough times.

Amir also thanked former Pakistan skipper, Shahid Afridi who was the captain of Mohammad Amir during the match-fixing scandal.

“I’ll just say two people invested in me a lot: [former PCB chairman] Najam Sethi and [former Pakistan captain] Shahid Afridi.”

Mohammad Amir earlier mentioned he would not retire in 2020 if  Waqar Younis and Mishab-ul-Haq would quit who were the bowling coaches of the Pakistan team at that time.

Meanwhile, Mohammad Amir isn’t the first cricketer who came out of retirement.

Lets’ check out the full list of cricketers who came out of retirement.

Player Team Retirement ( Year) Came out of retirement (Year)
Shahid Afridi  Pakistan (5 times in the last 11 years) 2006 Just after two weeks 2006
Imran Khan Pakistan 1987 1992
Javed Miandad Pakistan 1996 Just after 10 days 
Dwayne Bravo West Indies 2018 2020
 Kevin Pietersen England 2018 2020
Carl Hooper West Indies 1999 2001
Steve Tikolo Kenya 2011 2013
Grant Flower
Zimbabwe 2004 2010
Bob Simpson
Australia 1968 1977