Mohammed Amir’s unusual exit from the cricket last year December led to many questions but back then Amir did not apparently justifed. recently, while speaking to PakPassion.net. READ MORE I felt like ‘What’s going on?’ It was difficult – Kuldeep Yadav reflects on his axing from the Test squad
The former Pakistan quick took this strange step earlier in December 2020, when he was only 28 years old.
On Retirement Decision
Amir expressed how reluctantly he opted to take the big decision of retirement from cricket. Amir also hoped that the new Pakistani youngsters need not have to go through the same.
“Retiring from playing for your beloved country isn’t an easy step to take. I thought a lot about this decision, I spoke to those close to me and only then did I reach this decision. If I go into all of the details and re-open all those chapters then it will get very ugly. I hope that our players, especially the youngsters in future don’t have to face what I had to face as I don’t want our younger players to get disheartened and have to sacrifice their careers like I did,” Amir was quoted as saying by PakPassion.net
Misbah and Waqar’s unfair treatment
Former Pakistan left-arm pacer blamed the Pakistan coaches Misbah Ul-Haq and Waqar Younis for unacceptable treatment towards him that led to his shocking exit from cricket for good.
“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, so we all should move on, as right now I am happy with my life,” he added.
Mohammad Amir “no matter what I did, the critics were never happy. If I had figures of 1 for 40 from 10 overs, they’d say that I didn’t take enough wickets. If I took 3 for 60 from 10 overs, they would say that I conceded too many runs. It was a no-win situation for me” #Cricket
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) May 11, 2021
Players are frightened to speak up
Amir also reckoned the PCB management has not been sensible towards players. He stated some scathing statements against the Pakistan Cricket Board and national team setup.
“Yes, I was suffering from mental pressure, and I would be very surprised if I was the only one who has gone through this. Some players are too frightened to do anything about it or speak up about it because there are a lot of things which are outside the control of players. If the team management isn’t giving a player any respect, then that is going to affect the player,” Amir said.