Controversial Pakistan quick bowler Mohammad Amir on Thursday introduced retirement from worldwide cricket in protest over the “shabby” therapy he mentioned he obtained from administration. The 28-year-old, who had already retired from Exams, was not chosen in a big 35-member squad for the New Zealand collection final month and was additionally ignored for the house collection in opposition to Zimbabwe. “I do not need to play worldwide cricket anymore,” Amir, who has beforehand been banned for match fixing, instructed AFP.


“I used to be at all times obtainable for white ball cricket however I’ve had shabby therapy from the crew administration who’ve mentally tortured me, and that is unacceptable.”

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) confirmed Amir’s determination.

“PCB chief govt Wasim Khan spoke with Amir this afternoon who confirmed that he has no wishes or intensions of taking part in worldwide cricket and, as such, he shouldn’t be thought of for future worldwide matches,” a PCB launch mentioned.

“This can be a private determination of Amir, which the PCB respects.”

Amir angered head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis together with his abrupt determination to retire from Check cricket in July final yr.

Younis accused Amir of “ditching Pakistan” whereas persevering with to play league cricket to earn cash.

“I do know my physique higher than anybody and that call was primarily taken to avoid wasting my physique,” Amir protested.

Amir rose to worldwide fame in 2010 as a younger left-arm paceman.

Legendary Pakistan paceman Wasim Akram described him as “essentially the most gifted quick bowler”.

However Amir’s profession hit a roadblock when he was banned for 5 years in a spot-fixing case.

He was caught, alongside then Check captain Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, by a sting operation into the orchestration deliberate no-balls in return for cash in a Lord’s Check in opposition to England in 2010.

Of the three, solely Amir returned to worldwide cricket in 2016. A yr later he helped Pakistan win the Champions Trophy with three wickets within the ultimate in opposition to arch rivals India.


He was Pakistan’s greatest bowler with 17 wickets in final yr’s World Cup.

Amir took 119 wickets in 36 Exams whereas his tally in 61 one-day internationals is 81 and 59 in 50 Twenty20 internationals.

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