Pakistani fast pitcher Mohammad Amir said he will leave international cricket, adding that he has suffered “mental torture” due to the way he was treated by national team officials.
Mohammad Amir, who announced his retirement from Tests in June 2019 due to workload problems, said he did not want to play under the current management of the Pakistani team. Amir pointed out that he received a “wake-up call” when he was banned from the Pakistani squad for the ongoing limited series in New Zealand.
Mohammad Amir, after being excluded from the Pakistani team, he went to Sri Lanka to participate in the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League. The left arm pacer produced winning performances, racking up 11 wickets for Galle Gladiators who finished second.
“No, I’m not leaving cricket. If you’ve seen the vibe here and the way I’ve been sidelined. I got a wake-up call there when I wasn’t selected in 35 guys. If I don’t.” Not being selected in a 35-member team, so it means waking up, ”Amir said in a video shared by Pakistani journalist Shoaib Jatt on social media.
“I don’t think I can play cricket with this management. I think I should leave cricket this time. I am being mentally tortured.
“I don’t think I can tolerate any more torture now. I saw a lot of torture from 2010 to 2015. I was out of the game and convicted of my mistake.
Here is the Pakistani fast thrower @iamamirofficial announcing retirement from international cricket as a protest against the Pak team management behavior. he was talking to me pic.twitter.com/TMC2LDEZHb
– Shoaib Jatt (@Shoaib_Jatt) December 17, 2020
‘I give credit to two people’
Amir said he was grateful for the support of former PCB president Najam Sethi and former handyman Shahid Afridi.
“I am being tortured again and again because PCB invested in me. I still credit the two PCB people. I returned after completing my five-year sentence. Not that I returned after a year. Sethi sahab and Shahid Afridi, it was two o’clock. people I will thank forever. Both of them supported me in a difficult time. The rest of the team said we will not play with Mohammad Amir, “said Amir.
Amir made his international debut for Pakistan aged 17 in 2009 and played 14 trials and collected 15 wickets. While he was taking international cricket by storm, Amir was banned for 5 years in 2010 for his involvement in the Lord’s scandal.
Amir returned to international cricket in July 2016 and went on to stage winning performances for Pakistan’s senior team. Amir was the hero of Pakistan’s Champions Trophy triumph in 2017 when the left arm pacer demolished India’s top order in a unilateral final.
Amir represented Pakistan in 36 tests, 61 ODI and 50 T20I, collecting over 250 international wickets.