New Delhi: There were cheers on the face for Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir after he was selected for the side in limited overs cricket series against New Zealand this month.
The tainted pacer was expected to make a return to the squad despite some resentment from Pakistan players.
But Amir's comeback to international cricket remains dependent on him getting a visa and clearance to tour New Zealand,
Here are five interesting facts about the controversial pacer.
1) Amir made his international debut for Pakistan in 2009 against Sri Lanka. He was seventeen years of age during then.
2) On 29 August 2010, Amir was proved guilty in spot-fixing allegations against England, and was given a five-year ban for allegedly bowling two-deliberate no-balls.
3) On 29 January 2015, it was announced that Amir would be allowed an early return to domestic cricket despite his original ban being due to expire on 2 September 2015.
4) Amir played in the Bangladesh Premier League T20 tournament and signed for Chittagong Vikings.
5) He has claimed a total of 48 wickets in limited overs for Pakistan, 25 (ODIs) 23 (T20s).