Mohammad Amir has been one of the important parts of Pakistan cricket history. The 28-year-old pacer called it quits from international cricket pretty early in his career. He announced his decision to bid farewell to International circuit on Thursday. He further added saying that he will no longer play international cricket in his career.
The fast bowler took to his official Twitter handle and exposed what happened behind the scenes. In his tweet, the former Pakistani pacer echoed that he is being mentally tortured and that he lost interest to play for Pakistan henceforth. He also added that he wouldn’t work with the current team management anymore.
After the post spread like wildfire across social media platforms, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Wasim Khan spoke to Amir and clarified that the pacer is not interested to represent the country again in the future.
Mohammad Amir slams Pakistan team management
Speaking to several media outlets, the left-arm pacer launched a scathing attack on the current team management for constantly torturing him. He also added saying that he was unnecessarily targeted after bidding adieu to Test cricket. Amir retired from Test cricket citing workload issues and his only intention was to play limited-overs cricket.
After his retirement from Tests, several former Pakistani cricketers hit out at Amir for making a clueless decision. “Right now I am leaving cricket. I am being mentally tortured. I don’t think, I will be able to handle this kind of torture because I have been tortured a lot from 2010 to 2015,” he had said.
Meanwhile, the Pakistan Cricket Board confirmed Amir’s retirement in a press release and clarified that the board will not comment anything on the matter at the moment. “Pakistan Cricket Board chief executive Wasim Khan spoke with Mohammad Amir this afternoon following reports that the fast bowler had announced his retirement from international cricket.
“The 29-year-old confirmed to the PCB chief executive that he has no desires or intentions of playing international cricket and as such, he should not be considered for future international matches. This is a personal decision of Mohammad Amir, which the PCB respects, and as such, will not make any further comment on this matter at this stage,” the statement read.
Talking about his international career in numbers, Amir picked 259 wickets across formats. He represented the team in 36 Tests, 61 ODIs and 50 T20Is, bagging 119, 81 and 59 wickets respectively.