Muhammad Amir announces an indefinite break from international cricket; says that he’s being “mentally tortured by the PCB management.
Is Amir hungry to play for leagues?
Amir was heavily scrutinized after he announced his retirement from Test cricket citing workload issues. However, he has been participating in the limited-overs format. Amir’s decision to retire from Test cricket was criticized by many including former Pakistani cricketers and the left-arm pacer has been since in and out of the limited-overs side.
“I don’t think I can continue playing cricket under this management. I am leaving cricket for the time being because I am being mentally tortured. I don’t think I can bear this torture anymore. What is happening recently is taunting me about everything. I took a personal decision and it has been presented in such a wrong way as though I don’t want to play for my country. Who doesn’t? Sometimes the bowling coach says he ditched the country, sometimes he talks about my workload, sometimes I am not in the plans. This is a wake-up call for me, that I am not in their plans, and I should move aside,” Amir said in his statement on the issue.
Big match player
Amir was part of Pakistan Squad in 2009 T20 World Cup and Champions trophy but his career took a back step after the lords fix up scandal.