Pakistan bowling coach Waqar Younis said on Tuesday that Mohammad Aamir’s decision to retire from Test cricket last year had hurt him a lot but now he has recovered from it and he sees this fast bowler as an important part of the national team’s future plans.
Aamir had earlier dropped out of the tour due to the birth of his second child but has now made himself available for the T20 series against England next month.
Waqar welcomed his return
Waqar said in an online chat with the media, “Aamir is still a part of our future plans because he is a veteran. If he performs well, can win the match for Pakistan then we would like to use it. Next year we have to play in the World Cup as well. ”I was very hurt when he retired from Test cricket but we have to think ahead and do what is in the best interest of the team, ” he said.
Waqar justified the decision to include Aamir in the team in place of Haris Rauf.
He said, ‘We called Aamir because he is part of our strategy for limited-overs cricket. We feel that this is the most appropriate time to assess bowlers. It is not only related to this series, but this decision has also been made keeping in mind the future, including the World Cup.
Talking about Amir’s position in the team for the matches against England, Waqar said that the management will only pick the left-handed bowler if he is “up to the mark”.