Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir has decided to quit international cricket. The 28-year-old fast bowler has accused the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) of ‘mental harassment’. Amir said that in such a situation, he will not be able to continue cricket.
Mohammad Amir has already announced his retirement from the Test due to the workload issue in June 2019. He said that he does not want to play under the pressure of current Pakistani team management. Amir said that he was kept out of the team for the limited-overs series in New Zealand. He accused PCB of keeping him away from cricket for no reason.
Amir said, ‘When I was not selected even though top performance, the time has come for me to separate my path. I will find my future elsewhere. He said, ‘No, I am not going away from cricket, but I want to separate my path. They are trying to remove me. You have seen the atmosphere here and the way they have been sidelined me. ‘
Amir said, ‘I don’t think I will be able to play cricket under this management. I should quit cricket at this time. I am being mentally tortured.
Mohammad Amir moved to Sri Lanka to participate in the inaugural edition of the Sri Lanka Premier League (LPL) after being dropped from the Pakistani team. This left-arm fast bowler took 11 wickets for Gaul Gladiators, and this team was runner-up.
Amir further said that he is grateful to former PCB chairman Najam Sethi and former all-rounder Shahid Afridi for showing support. Amir said ‘I am being persecuted repeatedly saying that the PCB has invested in me. I still give credit to two people from the PCB. I returned after completing the five-year sentence, not that I returned after a year. Sethi Saheb and Shahid Afridi, I will always thank these two people, both of them supported me at a difficult time. The rest of the team had said that we will not play with Mohammad Amir.
— Shoaib Jatt (@Shoaib_Jatt) December 17, 2020