Muhammad Amir Retired – Another Talent Gone Wasted
The Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that Muhammad Amir(cricketer) has retired from international cricket. The former fast bowler spoke with the PCB executive, Wasim Khan, on 17 December, and declared that he does not wish to play any international matches in the future.
The PCB has decided to respect his decision as a personal matter. Muhammad Amir’s decision also reminds of the fact that his relations with his team have not been very pleasant in the past years. He admitted in one of his Samaa tv interviews that he was being mentally tortured by his teammates and the only people who supported him were Shahid Afridi and Najam Sethi Sahab (former PCB chairman).
There is no doubt that Muhammad Amir has had a successful career in bowling since 2009 andhas been part of many successful matches. However on 28 August, 2010 he was found guilty of deliberately bowling no balls in a test match(between Pakistan and England) at Lord’s. He was given a five year ban and was also sentenced to jail.
Nevertheless on 2nd September, 2015, he was declared free to play all forms of cricket after he had completed his sentence and apologised for his previous behaviour. He continued to be part of further successful matches till 2020.
Amir claims that he is being constantly taunted and snubbed by his teammates after his return to cricket and has had enough of it. Thus to avoid this mental torture he has been forced to leave international cricket. Indeed this a great loss to the team he will definitely be remembered by our cricket fans.