Mohammad Amir’s relation with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is never going to be smooth it seems. The former Pakistan bowler had decided to hang up his boots at the age of 29. However, later he said on social media that he would love to return to the national team if the current team management is changed.
It all started a few years ago when the speedster decided to retire from the longest format of the game. The left-arm pacer had revealed at the time that he wanted to focus more on the limited-overs game, and this is the reason he decided to call it quits from the Test cricket. Given that his age was just 29 and Pakistan needed him badly in the format, his decision fetched him wide criticism.
In addition to it, Amir was also dropped from the T20I and ODI squads soon after that. The left-arm pacer then announced his retirement from all formats, saying that the current management was unhappy with his Test retirement and hence it decided to drop him from the other formats as well.
There was nothing selfish about my decision to retire: Mohammad Amir
Amir has revealed that he won’t be coming back to international cricket or make himself available for selection but he also claimed that if things get better then, he might be seen in green once again in the future.
“There was nothing selfish about my decision to retire. At the moment there is no chance of me making a comeback, but if things get better then, who knows, maybe you will see me playing for Pakistan once again in the future,” he said while talking to Wisden.
The fast bowler also added that he didn’t get the respect that he deserved and that too played a key role in his retirement. However, Amir has recently signed a deal with Kent and will play in the T20 blast in England this year.
He was also signed for London Spirit and will take part in the inaugural season of The Hundred. “What matters most to me is respect and I felt that I wasn’t getting the respect I deserved and that’s why I took the decision to retire. The people in charge of Pakistan cricket have their job to do, they have their responsibilities and have their decisions to make, and I have my career to continue and look forward to,” Amir concluded.