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Mohammad Amir reveals reason behind retirement from international cricket

Pacer announced decision late last year

SAMAA | - Posted: May 16, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago
Posted: May 16, 2021 | Last Updated: 2 months ago

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Veteran pacer Mohammad Amir has revealed that he announced retirement from international cricket due to lack of respect.

The 29-year-old made himself unavailable to represent the national team in a surprising decision last year where he accused the team management of targeting him following his decision to retire from Test cricket.

In an interview with PakPassion, Amir revealed that he was suffering from mental stress before taking the decision.

“What matters most to me is respect,” he said. “I felt that I wasn’t getting the respect I deserved and that’s why I took the decision to retire. The people in charge of Pakistan cricket have their job to do, they have their responsibilities and have their decisions to make, and I have my career to continue and look forward to, so we all should move on, as right now I am happy with my life.

“I was suffering from mental pressure and I would be very surprised if I was the only one who has gone through this. Some players are too frightened to do anything about it or speak up about it because there are a lot of things which are outside the control of players. If the team management isn’t giving a player any respect then that is going to affect the player.”

Amir has represented Pakistan in 36 Tests, 61 ODIs and 50 T20Is in his career where he managed to claim 259 wickets, which included five five-wicket hauls.

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  1. Bilal  May 17, 2021 4:46 pm/ Reply

    Amir should not be given respect he doesn’t deserve it. Pakistani team nein isko iski purani ghalitian bhula keh qabool Kiya yar yeh buri performance dai keh BHI apnai aap koh tees mar khan samajhta hai. Team sai nikalo toh shor machata hai. Ab news mein hai keh British nationality keh liye apply Kar Raha taake IPL khelai. Not even single reason to give him respect.

  2. Syed Razi Ahmad  May 20, 2021 4:56 am/ Reply

    When a person is found guilty by a court in Pakistan. The offenders like Amir, causing shame for country and its people, becomes ineligible for every government job and contest elections. Strangely, we still accept Amir ( due to pressure by same betting Mafias who also press hard to induct at least one from Akmal family in team or dug-out (so that they regularly update from inside).

    Such shameful characters, even of they are of Bradman equivalence should not be allowed to wear Green uniform and also not allowed to appear on National Channel (from where these people get paid through some sort of direct public money).

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