“Mentally tortured” Amir quits international cricket to issue a statement soon

December 17, 2020, 2:20 pm IS

Karachi [Pakistan]December 17 (ANI): Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir announced on Thursday that he was quitting international cricket. The 28-year-old Pacer said he didn’t think he could work with the current management of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and it was best if he left. He promised a full explanation soon.
“To be honest, I don’t think I can play cricket under this direction. I’m leaving cricket. Right now I’m being mentally tortured. I can’t handle it. I’ve seen enough from 2010-2015. I have to.” I am grateful to Shahid Afridi for giving me chances when I came back after the ban, “Amir said in a video that has now gone viral on social media.
“Everyone wants to play for their country. They keep saying that I left test cricket for other leagues around the world. I made the comeback through BPL. If I had died for leagues I could have said I didn’t want to play. ” For Pakistan. Every month there is someone who says Amir has left us. In two days I will reach Pakistan and then I will publish a statement, “he added.

Although the video shows Amir leaving cricket and making an official statement after arriving in Pakistan and speaking to his family, Pakistani media house Samaa.tv reported that Amir has indeed announced his retirement from international cricket.
The Pakistani pacer played 36 tests, 61 ODIs and 50 ODIs. Amir went on to take 259 wickets in three formats of the game.
Amir made his first international match during the 2009 T20 World Cup and was part of the Pakistani squad that won the T20 World Cup. Later that year he made his debut in ODI and test cricket.
A major turning point, however, came in 2010 when Amir was arrested for spot fixing and received a five-year ban on bowling two deliberate no-balls in a friendly against England. Amir pleaded guilty to the verdict of his prosecutor and publicly asked for forgiveness. In 2011, Amir was convicted at Southwark Crown Court, along with Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, on spot-fixing conspiracy charges.
He also received a five-year ban for his involvement in the spot fixing scandal. In 2015 it was announced that Amir will be allowed to return to domestic cricket early. He then returned to play for Pakistan on his New Zealand tour in 2016.
Last year Amir announced his retirement from Test Cricket to focus on white ball cricket. After only 36 tests in which he scalped 119 wickets, he named his career.
In November of that year, Amir was removed from the Pakistani T20 squad for the three-game series against New Zealand. Most recently he was in the Lanka Premier League and represented Galle Gladiators.
When Amir spoke to ANI earlier this month, he revealed that he had trained most of the time during the lockdown to stay in the best possible shape.
“Yes, times were tough for people and the sport took a back seat for a while during the lockdown. As a professional cricketer, I did everything I could to keep myself fit and it gave me time to think about mine, too Game. But things have slowly moved on, and here we are in the Lanka Premier League today, it’s a new league that is going to play in some really challenging circumstances but it’s going well, there are some really good performances from so many players “he had said. (ANI)