The left-arm Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir, who quit Test cricket recently, is planning to obtain a British passport and settle down in the United Kingdom, a source said. Amir has been married to a British national, Nargis Malik since September 2016 and is eligible for a spouse visa, which allows him to stay in England for 30 months.
The source further quoted that Mohammad Amir is looking to buy a house in the United Kingdom and also he can enjoy the rights of a common man, as he married to a local girl, who owns the citizenship of the country.
Surprisingly, he called curtains on his Test career. It certainly didn’t go well with the former cricketers, as they felt that Amir’s services are required at the moment for Pakistan, especially, in the upcoming Test championship.
“He is clearly planning to obtain a British passport and permanently settle down in England in future. With a spouse visa, he can work freely and enjoy other benefits as a permanent resident of the UK. This is why he is planning to also purchase a house in England,” India Today cited reports quoting a well-informed source as saying.
Mohammad Amir liked a reply, later, blocked him:
Amir liked the reply and before he ‘unliked’ it sensing a dispute, possibly. Meanwhile, a screenshot was taken by another Twitter user who posted it with the caption “Well…”. Amir also blocked the person who had inferred that he leaves the “terrorist country” which the latter revealed later.
Don't understand why some are making a big deal of Mohammad Amir applying for a British passport. He's entitled to apply for it and it doesn't mean that he will stop playing for Pakistan #Cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) July 28, 2019
— Divyanshu (@MSDivyanshu) July 28, 2019
In total, Amir played only 36 Tests, taking 119 wickets at an average of 30.47 for Pakistan. His best bowling figures were six for 44 against the Windies in April 2017. The reason behind the retirement is to prolong his career as a bowler and to focus on white-ball cricket.