National team fast bowler Mohammad Aamir has announced his retirement from international cricket in protest, saying he cannot play cricket with the current management.
Disillusioned with the attitude of the board and management, Mohammad Aamir has announced his retirement in protest.
In an exclusive interview with Dawn News, Aamir confirmed his retirement and said that the current team management was harassing him and he could not bear the stress in the current situation.
“I will not play with Misbah-ul-Haq and Waqar Younis team management,” he said.
“Despite the performances, I am ridiculed and the current coaches say in hushed words that Aamir cheated,” he said.
Aamir alleged that he was sidelined under the scheme and was given the impression that he did not want to play for the country.
The fast bowler requested the Pakistan Cricket Board not to consider him for selection in future series.
Aamir will soon address a press conference on the issue and brief the media on the situation.
On the other hand, Pakistan Cricket Board Chief Executive Wasim Khan spoke to Mohammad Amir on the phone after announcing his retirement.
The 29-year-old fast bowler confirmed to him that he has no desire or intention to play international cricket and should not be considered for selection in future international matches.
Wasim Khan said it was Aamir’s personal decision which was respected by the Pakistan Cricket Board and the board would not comment further on the matter.
It should be noted that last year Mohammad Aamir had announced his retirement from Test cricket on which he was severely criticized.
Wahab Riaz had also announced his withdrawal from the longest format of the game, after which both the cricketers came under heavy criticism.
National team head coach Misbah-ul-Haq also expressed disappointment over the retirement of both Aamir and Wahab, saying that the retirement of Aamir and Wahab would leave Pakistan short of experienced bowlers in difficult tours.
Recently, when the squad of the national team for the tour of New Zealand was announced, Wahab Riaz was part of the team but Mohammad Amir failed to make a place.
Mohammad Amir’s “mujhe kiyu nikaaala” moment. https://t.co/Nd93kBSdii
— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) November 11, 2020
When Mohammad Amir was asked about this issue, he replied sarcastically that “only Misbah can tell better”.
The issue was exacerbated in recent days when national team bowling coach Waqar Younis said in a statement in response to a question about Mohammad Amir’s retirement that it was not due to workload.
Waqar Younis had said, “I don’t think Aamir retired from Test cricket due to workload. I saw him playing franchise cricket recently and he is representing Pakistan in limited-overs cricket.” Therefore, it is his decision not to play red-ball cricket.
phir yeah sarkar waqar younas saab hi bata sakte hain Allah hadyat de jo esi soch rhkte hain
— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) December 13, 2020
In this regard, when a local journalist asked him the same question on Twitter, Aamir said that only Waqar Younis can tell this, may Allah guide those who have such thoughts.
Muhammad Aamir, convicted in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal, has the honor of representing Pakistan in 36 Tests, 61 ODIs, and 50 T20I matches.
Mohammad Amir’s Test career began in 2009 with a T20 match on the same English soil in which he was convicted in 2010 for spot-fixing.
Mohammad Aamir started his Test career in July 2009 against Sri Lanka, taking 119 wickets at an average of 30.47 in 36 Tests.
At the beginning of his career, Mohammad Amir’s future looked bright with his speed, swing, and bowling at a young age, but then the Lord’s Test in 2010 not only cast doubt on the young man’s future but also gave Pakistan a better future. Deprived of bowler services.
On the opening day of the match which started at Lord’s on 24 July 2010, Mohammad Aamir completed his 50 wickets in Test cricket by guiding 6 English batsmen to the pavilion but then the same match became a black mark for him.
During the match, a British newspaper The News of the World released videos of bookmaker Mazhar Majeed doing spot-fixing with Pakistani players.
In a video, Mazhar Majeed predicted that under the supervision of captain Salman Butt, Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Asif would bowl no-balls on which ball.
All three players were accused of deliberately charging large sums of money from bookies during the Lord’s Test and deliberately bowling nine balls at certain times.
All three were convicted, the court sentenced Aamir to five years in prison, Asif to seven years, and captain Salman Butt to ten years, butt’s sentence was later commuted to five years, and Asif’s sentence to two years. ۔
Mohammad Aamir returned to international cricket in 2016, but it was clear that his bowling was no longer the same as before.
In the final of the 2017 Champions Trophy, he played a pivotal role in making Pakistan champions by dismissing Indian batsmen Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Shekhar Dhawan with a memorable spell, but he struggled to maintain his performance. Free
He finally announced his retirement from Test cricket after the 2019 World Cup due to workload but said he would continue to represent Pakistan in limited-overs.