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RAWALPINDI: Left-arm Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir revealed his “short-term goal” of making his return to international cricket after a gap of almost four years.

In a video released by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), the pacer talked about his feelings about representing his country again, stating it feels like a debut series.

“I’m coming back after almost four years and whenever you play for your country, it gives a totally different. I’m feeling as if it is my debut series,” stated Amir.

He then credited the PCB and Shaheen Shah Afridi for putting faith in his abilities and convincing him out of international retirement. He further acknowledged that he would be under pressure to fulfil their trust.

“The credit goes to PCB, team management and Shaheen. So, they brought me back with such trust, that I would be under pressure to fulfil it,” stated Amir.

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Mohammad Amir then went on to reveal that winning this year’s T20 World Cup is his ultimate goal and also that he is upbeat to help Pakistan cross the finish line, having come up short in the last two editions.

“I debuted in 2009 when Pakistan became the world champion and after that, we played the 2017 Champions Trophy final and became the champions.

“So, the PCB and team management brought me back for a short-term goal,  the World Cup and that is the biggest goal at the moment.

“Because Pakistan team has played the semi-final in 2021 and in 2022, played the final. There’s one missing [element], which is to cross the line so if that happens, that would be a very big achievement for me that I’m part of that team,” he concluded.

Mohammad Amir then went on to comment about his fitness level and asserted he feels himself better than he was in 2019.

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