Mohammad Amir confirms retirement from international cricket
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.”
JUST IN: Pakistan's Mohammad Amir has confirmed his retirement from international cricket to the PCB. pic.twitter.com/Mwp4HtqLAS— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) December 17, 2020
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.
.@iamamirofficial announces retirement from cricket and said he cannot work with current management. Do you agree with his statement?#Cricket #Pakistan #MohammadAmir #Gojra #PCB #Rawalpindi #GalleGladiators #LPLT20 #SriLanka pic.twitter.com/Sr7FdupVbp— Khel Shel (@khelshel) December 17, 2020
“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.