Muhammad Amir said Goodbye to International Cricket
Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Amir has said goodbye to international cricket out of pride. The 26-year-old pacer said goodbye to international cricket out of arrogance towards the team management as he did not get a place in Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand. Although he retired from Test cricket long ago.
In an interview with a journalist named Shoaib Jat, Amir said that he will continue playing franchise cricket even if he does not play international cricket. Amir said, “I am not going away from cricket. If you look, I didn’t make it to the 35-man preliminary squad. Even if I was not in the national team, if I had a place in the 35-member team, I would not have thought of retiring.
Amir also mentioned that Pakistan team management has been torturing him mentally for some time. “Honestly, I don’t think I can play under this team management. I am leaving cricket because they (Pakistan team management) are torturing me. I can’t stand it. I have repeatedly heard that the PCB has invested so much for me, I am grateful to Shahid Afridi for giving me the opportunity to come back after the ban. “
“Everyone wants to play for their country, they (Pakistan’s team management) are just saying that I have left Test cricket for other leagues, I have returned through the BPL after the ban. “If I had skipped Tests for the league, I would have said I don’t want to play for Pakistan,” Amir added.
Amir made his T20 cricket debut in 2009 against England. Amir made his debut in international cricket with great talent. However, Amir has seen many ups and downs in his 11-year career. He was banned for 5 years for fixing. He returned to Pakistan after the ban and won the 2017 Champions Trophy.
In his international career, Amir has taken 119, 61, and 59 wickets in three formats in 30 Tests, 61 ODIs, and 50 T20Is. He last played for Pakistan in the T20 series against England in August this year.