Md Amir surprised everyone when he announced that he would not like to continue his cricketing career anymore because of the immense mental torture he is going through under the current cricket board of Pakistan headed by Misbah-ul-Haq. The 28-year old bid adieu to ODI cricket last year stating almost the same reason. He said that he was not happy with the workload management that he is going through currently.
Amir said that he got a wake-up call after he was dropped from Pakistan’s squad for the limited-overs series against New Zealand.
“No, I am not going away from cricket. If you have seen the way the atmosphere over here and the way I have been sidelined. I got a wake-up call there when I was not selected in 35 boys. If I don’t get selected in 35-member squad, then it means to wake up call for me,” Mohammad Amir said in a video shared by Pakistan journalist Shoaib Jatt.
“I don’t think I can play cricket under this management. I think I should leave cricket this time. I am being tortured mentally. I don’t think I can tolerate any more torture now. I have seen a lot of torture from 2010 to 2015. I was away from the game and sentenced for my mistake,” he added.
“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,” Amir was quoted as saying by CricTracker.
“My personal decision to leave Test cricket was taken in a 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 some one or the other person came out with a statement. Our bowling coach came out and said, I ditched them, somebody says work load wasn’t properly handled,” the fast bowler concluded.