Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Amir. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Pakistan’s veteran left-arm fast-medium bowler Mohammad Amir had hogged all the limelight in December last year after his sudden decision to retire from all the formats of the game. While the pacer has been featuring in the franchise leagues across the globe, he decided to bid adieu to international cricket.

Amir had accused the team management, especially the head coach Misbah-ul-Haq, of mentally torturing him and not providing enough support to him during his bad days. The 28-year-old had reckoned that the team management wasn’t happy with his decision of leaving the longest format of the game and thus decided to corner him from other formats too.

“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,” Mohammad Amir had said.

Mohammad Amir opines on his comeback rumours

Ever since Mohammad Amir has announced his retirement from the international circuit, the news of him coming back to the national team has surfaced on social media time and again. However, the left-hander denied such rumours stating that he had taken the harsh call after proper introspection and is in no mood to make a comeback for the Men in Green.

“I carefully looked at all my options and assessed the situation before making the decision about retirement. I’m enjoying cricket and spending time with my family and currently have no plans about taking back my retirement,” he said in his interview with Cricket Pakistan, uploaded on their YouTube channel.

“If it was only about my performance, I would have never taken the decision about retirement. But their [team management] statements about me regarding my retirement from Test cricket really hurt me. I have no personal issue with them as they are my elders and legends of the game,” he added.

In his illustrious international career that spanned from 2009 to 2019, Mohammad Amir represented Men in Green in 36 Test matches taking a stunning 119 wickets at an economy of 2.85 and average of 30.5. He also featured in 61 ODIs and 50 T20Is.

Source: Cricket News – CricTracker


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