Pakistan left-arm fast bowler, Mohammad Amir announces retirement from International Cricket after alleging mental torture by team management.
Amir who has represented Pakistan in 147 times at International level alleged that he has been mentally tortured by team management and that’s why he’s retiring from International Cricket.
The left-arm fast bowler has already retired from test Cricket after he announced in 2019 his retirement from test Cricket. He has taken a total of 259 International wickets across all formats.
Speaking to Samaa TV on Thursday, Amir said: “I am leaving cricket for now because I’m being mentally tortured. I don’t think I can bear such torture.”
“I’ve borne lots of torture from 2010 to 2015, for which I served my time. I’ve been tortured by being told the PCB invested a lot in meAdvertisementnull
“I’ll just say two people invested in me a lot: [former PCB chairman] Najam Sethi and [former Pakistan captain] Shahid Afridi. They were the only two. The rest of the team was saying, ‘we don’t want to play with Amir’.
“Recently, the atmosphere that’s been created means I get taunted all the time by being told I don’t want to play for my country.
“Every two months, someone says something against me. Sometimes the bowling coach [Waqar Younis] says Amir ditched us, sometimes I’m told my workload is unsatisfactory. Enough is enough.”
The last time Amir played for Pakistan was against England in August this year.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) while reacting to Amir’s retirement from International Cricket said that it’s a personal decision and PCB respects that and PCB doesn’t want to comment further on that.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) said in a statement: “Wasim Khan spoke with Mohammad Amir following reports that the fast bowler had announced his retirement from international cricket.
“The 28-year-old confirmed to the PCB chief executive that he has no desires or intentions 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.”