Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir blames ‘mental torture’ after retiring from international cricket

Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir blames ‘mental torture’ after retiring from international cricket

Metro.co.uk - Sport·2020-12-18 00:02

Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir has retired from international cricket (Picture: Getty)

Pakistan bowler Mohammad Amir claims he has been ‘mentally tortured’ after retiring from international cricket at the age of 28.

Amir made 146 appearances for Pakistan across the formats after making his international debut as an 17-year-old in 2009.

He quit Tests in 2019 and has decided to walk away from all international cricket after being left out of the ongoing tour to New Zealand.

He said: ‘I was always available for white-ball cricket but I have had shabby treatment. I don’t want to play international cricket any more,’

‘I am not going away from cricket but I am being pushed away from it,’ he added to Samaa TV.

‘The environment that has been created, I feel that I cannot play cricket under this management.

‘I feel that I am leaving cricket at this time because I am being mentally tortured.’

Amir made 146 appearances for Pakistan across the formats (Picture: Getty)

Amir was jailed and handed a five-year ban for spot-fixing in 2011, when he deliberately bowled no-balls in a Test match against England at Lord’s.

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