Left-arm pacer, Mohammad Amir, said that his decision to retire from international cricket was taken after a lot of consideration and was not an emotional one.
Amir said that he did not retire because of being dropped from the national squad but due to the poor attitude of the current management. He added that the management tried to put it into people’s mind that he did not want to play for his country and portrayed him as a villain.
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Amir added that the management has repeatedly accused him of leaving Test cricket to play in different leagues around the world, but that is not the case.
He said that he has been vilified for his mistake in 2010 and he hasn’t been welcomed back by senior cricketers. Only Shahid Afridi and former PCB Chairman, Najam Sethi, supported his return to international cricket and he is grateful to them.
Amir added that the previous head coach, Mickey Arthur, knew that he will retire from Test cricket after the 2019 Cricket World Cup due to a shoulder injury and he supported his decision of leaving the format so that he could prolong his limited-overs career.
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Amir also said that once the Pakistan team lost the series against Australia, he was made the scapegoat and criticized for leaving Test cricket.
He said that PCB allows players to play in three different leagues now. Earlier, the players were only allowed to play in two leagues so the management said that I have left cricket to earn money by playing different leagues. They started to put these things into people’s mind like a slow poison.
Amir concluded that he does not have any issues with PCB Chairman, Ehsan Mani, and CEO, Wasim Khan, but his differences are with the management.
They are doing the right thing. Amir consider himself special. In reality he has ditched his own country twice. On the very first place he should not be consider for selection. They should not consider him for selection if he is not ready to play or fit to play test cricket.
You are very right bro. What Amir did was treason. He should not have been taken back. Why is he now whimpering. PCB took a late but right decision. Who knows he might will again take money.
While Aamir made mistake in past along with Salman and Asif, he served a sentence for that. If he was ashamed of his mistake, that should be enough. It is not right to keep blaming him for rest of his life for that mistake. This is against the teachings of Islam as well. Only Allah knows what is in someone’s heart. If he makes same mistake again, then he can be dealt with. Just because he did this once doesn’t give us a right to say that he will definitely do it again.