Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir on Thursday called it quits from representing Pakistan in any form of international cricket. The 28-year-old announced early retirement from the Pakistan cricket team citing that the management has not been in good terms with him.
Amir blamed the PCB for their behavior with him stating that his journey since his comeback in 2015 has been mentally torturing. He took to his social media account to announce the news via a video where he said,
“To be honest, I don’t think I can play cricket under this management, I am leaving cricket, for now, I am being mentally tortured, I cannot handle it, I have seen it enough from 2010-2015. I have to repeatedly hear that PCB invested a lot in me, I am thankful to Shahid Afridi as he gave me chances when I came back after the ban,”
Amir is currently not in Pakistan and said that he will release an official statement only arriving in the country and consult with his family.
The pacer has played 36 Tests, 61 ODIs, and 50 ODIs and chipped in 259 wickets in all the formats for Pakistan. He also played for Pakistan in 2009 T20 World Cup when they won the title. Amir was also associated with the Pakistani team during the 2015 and 2019 World Cup tournaments.
He had announced retirement from the Test cricket last year to focus more on the white-ball cricket and various T20 leagues in the world.
However, that didn’t yield him any result as he was dropped from Pakistan’s T20 squad for their upcoming series against New Zealand.
He is currently in Sri Lanka and represented Galle Gladiators that lost in the finals of the Lanka Premier League to Jaffna Stallions.