Mohammad Amir confirms his international retirement to PCB

Mohammad Amir confirms his international retirement to PCB

Amir told PCB Chief that he has no desire to play international cricket again.

Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Amir. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Amir stunned the cricketing fraternity on Thursday stating that he doesn’t wish to continue playing international cricket. He said that he is being mentally tortured and was also hesitant to continue working with the current management. Post the news went viral, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chief Executive Wasim Khan spoke to him and Amir cleared that he has no intention to play for Pakistan again.

While speaking to multiple media houses, Mohammad Amir had slammed the management for constantly torturing him. He also said that he was unnecessarily targeted after retiring from Test cricket with even the bowling coach of the team speaking of him betraying the team.

“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,” he had said.

Coming back to the 28-year-old conveying his decision to the board, the PCB released a statement confirming his retirement and also cleared that it will not comment anything on the matter right now. “Pakistan Cricket Board chief executive Wasim Khan spoke with Mohammad Amir this afternoon following reports that the fast bowler had announced his retirement from international cricket.

“The 29-year-old confirmed to the PCB chief executive that he has no desires or intensions of playing international cricket and as such, he should not be considered for future international matches. This is a personal decision of Mohammad Amir, which the PCB respects, and as such, will not make any further comment on this matter at this stage,” the statement read.

Mohammad Amir picked 259 international wickets

Mohammad Amir last played for Pakistan in August in England and has since been away from the team. He was visibly disappointed after being dropped for the New Zealand T20Is. The left-arm pacer played 36 Tests, 61 ODIs and 50 T20Is for his country picking 119, 81 and 59 wickets in respective formats.

Amir, earlier in the day, had also stated he will reach Pakistan in a couple of days and then will release the statement telling the actual reason for his retirement.