The veteran left-arm pacer from Pakistan has finally decided to rest his red-ball career. He won’t be playing any goodbye match.
Mohammad Amir was the person who nutmegged India in the Champions Trophy finals, which resulted into an emphatic win for Pakistan over India.
The left armer debuted in test cricket for Pakistan at the age of 17 and soon reached the heights of success.
Amir told that he wanted to focus on his white-ball career that is ODI and T20 cricket, and this is the major reason why he decided to rest his white jersey.
Amir was phenomenal in test cricket, he picked 119 wickets in the 36 games he’s played. After debuting against Sri Lanka back in 2009.
On being asked by the media Amir stated that “it has not been an easy decision to make and I have been thinking about this for some time. But with the ICC World Test Championship commencing shortly, and Pakistan boasting some very exciting young fast bowlers, it is appropriate that I call on my time in Test cricket so that the selectors can plan accordingly.”
Amir was allegedly found involved in a fixing scam which made him part ways from cricket for a huge span of time. It was only after the ban was waived off, he again stepped on the field in 2016 Amir played 22 of his 36 Tests since his comeback in 2016, picking up 68 wickets and achieving his career-best figures.
Amir is amongst the finest left-arm pace bowler Pakistan has ever produced. The legend left-arm pacer Wasim Akram himself stepped forward to thank him for his services to the International team.
It is to be noted that Amir has taken retirement only from the test cricket, he will continue to play white-ball cricket in the upcoming future. He is training hard for the 2020 T20 world Cup.