Mohammad Amir accuses Pakistan’s cricket management of “mental torture”, announces retirement

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Mohammad Amir
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Pakistani fast bowler Mohammad Amir has accused the country’s cricket management of mentally torturing him, as well as announcing his retirement from international cricket altogether.

Mohammad Amir, who called it quits from Test cricket in 2019, made his last international appearance on 30th August in the T20I series against England. However, he has decided to exit the limited-overs formats as well.

I can’t tolerate any more torture: Mohammad Amir

In a 2-minute clip which has gone viral on social media, the Pacer revealed to the public that he wants to retire from international cricket because he has been unable to endure the “mental torture” from the Pakistan cricket management.

“I don’t think I can play cricket under this management. I think I should leave cricket this time. I am being tortured mentally,” Amir said in the clip which has gone viral on social media, “I don’t think I can tolerate any more torture now.”

Amir’s words were shared on Twitter via Samaa TV Journalist & Sports anchor Shoaib Jatt, who himself interviewed the seamer. Check out the clip below-

A year after making his international debut, Amir banned for five years for match-fixing and was away from the pitch until 2015. Furthermore in the clip, Amir stated that during his five-year ban period, he has “seen a lot of torture”.

However, Amir credited Shahid Afridi and former PCB chairman Najam Sethi for giving him support

I have seen a lot of torture from 2010 to 2015. I was away from the game and sentenced for my mistake,” Amir went on, “I am being tortured again and again that PCB invested in me. I still give credit to the two people from PCB. I returned after completing the sentence of five years. Not that I returned after a year. Sethi Sahab and Shahid Afridi were the two people whom I will thank forever.”

“Both of them supported me at a tough time. The rest of the team said that we will not play with Mohammad Amir,” the bowler added.

Amir made 36 Test, 61 ODI and 49 T20I appearances for Pakistan, and has picked a total of 119, 81 and 59 wickets across the three formats respectively. He has also clinched four five-wicket hauls in Tests and one in ODIs.

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