Amir was awarded the man of the match award in summer 2009 for becoming the youngest player ever to take a five-wicket haul in England. He arrested on 29 August 2010 for spot-fixing and was given a five-year ban for allegedly bowling two deliberate no-balls.
Amir convicted in November 2011, along with Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt, of conspiracy charges relating to spot-fixing. He gave a five-year ban. It announced that Amir would be allowed an early return to domestic cricket on 29 January 2015 despite his original ban is due to expire on 2 September 2015.
Amir married British citizen Narjis Khan in 2016. Amir signed with Chittagong Vikings to play the Bangladesh Premier League T20 2015. In 2016, he returned to play for Pakistan on their tour of New Zealand. Amir was one of the thirty-three players to be awarded a central contract for the 2018–19 season by the PCB (Pakistan Cricket Board) in August 2018.
He announced his retirement in July 2019 from Test cricket to focus on limited-overs cricket. He finished his test career taking 119 wickets at an average of 30.47. He played a total of 36 tests. Amir will continue to play white-ball cricket for Pakistan.