Mohammad Amir, who has many times earlier talked about his mismanagement of workload, is looking to end his international career. The speedster has revealed that he has decided to take a break from the game because he is being ‘mentally tortured’. As per him, the relation between Pakistan team management and him had become sour after his retirement from Test cricket last year.
In a recent interview, Mohammad Amir, who featured in 36 Test matches, 61 ODIs and 50 T20Is, openly expressed that he was being tortured.
“Right now I am leaving cricket. I am being mentally tortured. I don’t think, I will be able to handle this kind of torture because I have been tortured a lot from 2010 to 2015,” Mohammad Amir was quoted as saying by Pakistan media.
My retirement was attached to my desire of playing T20 leagues: Mohammad Amir
Mohammed Amir also took a dig at current Pakistan team management, stating that his Test cricket retirement was wrongly linked to his desire to play in franchise leagues. He added that he would officially release the statement of his retirement from international cricketer after returning to Pakistan. He has recently completed his assignment in Lanka Premier League (LPL) 2020.
“My personal decision to leave Test cricket was taken in the wrong way. My retirement was attached to my desire of playing T20 leagues. I was wishing to invest everything in white-ball cricket for Pakistan. But every now and then someone or the other person came out with a statement. Our bowling coach came out and said, I ditched them, somebody says workload wasn’t properly handled,” Mohammad Amir added.
Although Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has released a statement, reading that Amir has informed the CEO Wasim Khan that he won’t be available to play international cricket (for an indefinite period).
— PCB Media (@TheRealPCBMedia) December 17, 2020
The left-arm claimed 11 wickets in 10 matches during the recently-concluded LPL, where his side Galle Gladiators played the final but could not clinch the trophy.