Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Amir retired from International cricket. Veteran Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir announced an unspecified break from International cricket on 17th December. He shared his decision via social media. He alleged Pakistan cricket management of torturing him mentally.
He mentioned “cannot play under this management”. Amir said the exclusion from the squad of Pakistan for the New Zealand tour was a hint to him that he is not in the selector’s book anymore.
Amir retired from the longest format of the game last year and committed to focusing on white-ball cricket. But continuous expulsion from the Pakistan side has led him to take this tough call. Amir was recently playing in the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League. He had 11 scalps in 10 matches for Galle Gladiators.
In an interaction with Samaa Tv he stated “ He is not going to fade away from cricket but in this atmosphere, he is suffocating for being neglected every time by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Many times PCB has said that they have invested a lot of time in me (2015-2019), and he is tired of hearing these things. He especially thanked Shahid Afridi for giving him the opportunity and acknowledging his caliber after his ban on cricket(2010-2015) for involving in match-fixing.
Amir affixed “ everyone’s aim is to play for their country. But many ex-cricketers have said that he has retired from test cricket to play franchise league and earn money. But if I wanted to make money I wouldn’t have played for Pakistan, after getting Pakistan I will reveal my reasons for retiring in a proper manner.” the pacer currently in Sri Lanka as he participated in the 1st edition of the Lanka Premier League.
INTERNATIONAL CAREER OF MOHAMMAD AMIR ,RETIRED FROM INTERNATIONAL CRICKET
Amir has taken 119 wickets in 36 test matches including 4 fifers. In ODIs, he has grabbed 81 wickets in 51 matches with one 5-wicket haul and 59 wickets in 50 T20 matches. He was one of the main players of Pakistan in the 2017 Champions Trophy victory. Over the years he was a good asset for Pakistan.