Recently, we came across Mohammad Amir calling curtains on his Test career. Now, he is looking to change his residence from Pakistan to England, as his spouse stays in the UK. As per the reports on PTI, the left-handed fast bowler is looking to get his permanent residence in the UK.
He is also married to a British national, Nargis Malik, since September 2016. He is eligible for a spouse visa. It allows him to stay in England for 30 months. Amir, 27, has plenty of cricket left and the news about his plans to settle down in the UK came as a surprise for his fans.
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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.
“He is clearly planning to obtain a British passport and permanently settle down in England in future,” a well-informed source said. With a spouse visa he can work freely and enjoy other benefits as a permanent resident of the UK which is why he is planning to also purchase a house in England,” the source added.
The 27-year-old pacer was jailed for his involvement in spot-fixing in 2011 and was subsequently handed a 5-year ban. Amir though came back strongly from the punishment and played a crucial role in Pakistan’s Champions Trophy final win over India in 2017.
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.
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.