Mohammad Amir, who has been overlooked for the New Zealand tour, has revealed that due to fear of being dropped from the team, Pakistan players are scared to ask for rest to the team management.
While speaking to ‘News One’, Mohammed Amir stated that the players, who have taken rest, are dropped which has instilled fear among other players that they might be snubbed. He suggests that the communication gap should be removed between players and the management.
“The problem is that if a player musters the courage to say in Pakistan cricket that he wants rest, he is dropped, so players are now scared about speaking about it with the management,” he told.
“There is a mindset in Pakistan cricket where players are scared of being dropped from the team. I think this communication gap should be removed between players and the management.
He reckons that Pakistan need to build a team environment where players can freely communicate with team management.
“If a player wants to take a break he should be happy to speak about it with the management and they should understand his point of view and give him a rest instead of dropping him from the team,” he said.
Mohammad Amir recalls what took his decision to retire from Test cricket:
Recalling his own incident, Mohammad Amir said that he decided to retire from extended format because of immense workload which was deteriorating his health. He revealed that he had informed the then Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur about his concerns but his voice went unnoticeable.
“Mickey Arthur was our head coach and anyone can ask him this. I was telling him since 2017 that if my workload is not managed I would have to leave Test cricket,” he asserted.
“After I announced my decision no one spoke to me for six months about it and a controversy was only created around my decision when we lost in Australia,” Mohammad Amir said.
Mohammad Amir had also, earlier, took dig at Misbah-ul-Haq for dropping him for the New Zealand tour, where Pakistan will play three T20Is followed by two Tests.