Mohammad Amir confirms retirement from international cricket 

By: News Desk      Published: 03:23 PM, 17 Dec, 2020
Mohammad Amir confirms retirement from international cricket 

Pakistan's ace pacer Mohammad Amir has confirmed his retirement from international cricket to the Pakistan Cricket Board PCB, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday. 

In a statement, the PCB said. “Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief executive Wasim Khan spoke with Mohammad Amir this afternoon following reports that the fast bowler had announced his retirement from international cricket.”

The 29-year-old confirmed to the PCB chief executive that he has no desire or intention of playing international cricket and as such, he should not be considered for future international matches.

“This is a personal decision of Mohammad Amir, which the PCB respects, and as such, will not make any further comment on this matter at this stage,” PCB said.

Amir recently participated in the Lanka Premier League (LPL) which concluded on Wednesday. He bowled exceptionally well in the tournament while featuring for the Galle Gladiators in the tournament which ended as the runners-up after losing the final to Jaffna Stallions.

In a video posted on twitter, Mohammad Amir alleged that he was being mentally tortured time and again after retiring from Test format last year.

He also slammed bowling coach Waqar Younis who said that the pace bowler ditched the team ahead of the Australia tour and was one of the reasons for the team’s loss Down Under.  Amir stated that he wanted to give his 100 percent for Pakistan in white-ball cricket.

“My personal decision to leave Test cricket was taken in a wrong way. My retirement was attached to my desire of playing T20 leagues. I was wishing to invest everything in white-ball cricket for Pakistan. But every now and then some one or the other person came out with a statement. Our bowling coach came out and said, I ditched them, somebody says the work load wasn’t properly handled,” he added.