Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir announces retirement from international cricket

The 28-year-old pacer said that he does not think he can work with the current Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) management and it is best for him to leave. He has promised a full statement soon
Amir Pakistan World Cup
Amir Pakistan World Cup

Pakistan’s Fast bowler Mohammad Amir has conveyed to the Pakistan Cricket Board his decision to retire from international cricket.

The 28-year-old pacer said that he does not think he can work with the current Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) management and it is best for him to leave. He has promised a full statement soon.

A media release from the board revealed that the 28-year-old informed the PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan that “he has no desires or intentions of playing international cricket and as such, he should not be considered for future international matches.”

“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,” said Amir in a video that has now gone viral on social media.

“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,” he added.

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The Pakistan pacer played 36 Tests, 61 ODIs, and 50 ODIs. Amir went on to take 259 wickets across three formats of the game.

Amir had played his first international match during the 2009 T20 World Cup and he was a part of the T20 World Cup-winning Pakistan squad. Later in the same year, he went on to make his debut in ODI and Test cricket.

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