Left-arm <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/pakistan/">Pakistan</a> pacer <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/mohammad-amir">Mohammad Amir</a>, 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. <p></p> <p></p><strong>READ:</strong> <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/mohammad-amir-retires-from-test-cricket-872417">Mohammad Amir retires from Test cricket</a> <p></p> <p></p>"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 UK which is why he is planning to also purchase a house in England," the source added. <p></p> <p></p>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. The source said Amir is eligible for the spouse visa despite spending some time in a juvenile jail for a few months during the spot-fixing scandal in 2010-2011. <p></p> <p></p>"He travels to England regularly and also plays county cricket since last year. So, there are no hurdles for him now." <p></p> <p></p>Amir announced his retirement from the longest format on Friday having played 36 Tests in his chequered career that saw him being banned for spot-fixing. His decision, however, to didn't go down well with Pakistani pace stalwarts, Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis and Shoaib Akhtar. <p></p> <p></p>Former captain Rameez Raja too was not impressed by Amir's decision. <p></p> <p></p>Akram and Akhtar, in particular, hit out at Amir for retiring from Test cricket, noting that Pakistan had invested a lot in him and now was the time for the pacer to pay back to the country. <p></p> <p></p>"I am disappointed and sad at his decision at this time. At 27 years of age he is at his peak and should been available for Pakistan in Test cricket," Akhtar said. <p></p> <p></p>He said unfortunately the modern day pacers were only interested in playing T20 cricket and even avoided 50-overs cricket. "I fear we might also see others like Hassan Ali and Wahab Riaz follow Amir in quitting Test cricket." <p></p> <p></p>Akram said he was surprised by Amir's decision as Test cricket is the pinnacle of the game and a cricketer attains greatness only by proving his worth in the longest format. <p></p> <p></p>Amir's teammates have also been taken aback by his decision to quit Test cricket.