Pakistan Fast bowler Mohammad Amir announced his retirement from international cricket. Mohammad Amir said that he has been mentally tortured by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). He said his exclusion from the Pakistan squad for the ongoing tour of Newzealand was a wake-up call for him. And he decided not to continue at the international level.
28 years old Mohammad Amir had announced his retirement from test cricket last year. At that time, His sudden retirement was shocking for everyone because he was going through his career’s peak. But He said that He had retired from test cricket due to workload issues.
However, Amir said that he can’t continue to play cricket for the Pakistan team under the current Pakistan cricket management. Recently, Amir was the part of Lanka Premier league after being left out of the Pakistan side for the New Zealand series.
Pakistan journalist Shoaib Jatt shared a video of Mohammad Amir on social media. In this video, Mohammad Amir said He will be playing T20 leagues but He has changed his mind not to carry on playing for Pakistan.
Mohammad Amir announced retirement:
Mohammad Amir said, “No, I am not going away from cricket. If you have seen the way the atmosphere over here and the way I have been sidelined. I got a wake-up call there when I was not selected in 35 boys. If I don’t get selected in the 35-member squad, then it is a wake-up call for me.”
“To be honest, I don’t think I can play cricket under this management. I am leaving cricket, for now, I am being mentally tortured. I cannot handle it, I have seen it enough from 2010-2015. I have to repeatedly hear that PCB invested a lot in me, I am thankful to Shahid Afridi as he gave me chances when I came back after the ban,” he stated.
He further said, “Everyone wants to play for their country, they just keep saying that I left Test cricket for other leagues around the world, I made the comeback through BPL, if I was dying for leagues then I could have said I don’t want to play for Pakistan. Every month there is someone who is saying Amir ditched us, in two days I will reach Pakistan and then I will release a statement.”
— Shoaib Jatt (@Shoaib_Jatt) December 17, 2020