Mohammad Amir Has a Say on His Test Retirement

Mohammad Amir


Mohammad Amir shared a thought on his Test retirement who announced the world about his decision to call it quits from the longest form of the game in July 2019 at the age of 27 after taking 119 wickets at an average of 30.47 in 36 Tests. He said that fatigue had played a role in his decision to retire from Test cricket.

“Everyone has their opinion. I know my body the best. I felt my body was getting overloaded. I couldn’t manage. To prolong my career, I had to take the decision, which was supported by my family. I am feeling much better and the results are visible,” Mohammad Amir said to The National.

Amir was one of three players who were involved in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal, along with the pace bowler Mohammad Asif and the then Pakistan captain Salman Butt. He was reportedly banned for five years after which he played his comeback Test way back in July 2016.

Mohammad Amir

He said that five years was a long gap for a bowler. When he returned, he played continuously for three years and that too across formats. Fatigue was something that was bound to happen at that time, especially for pace bowlers. However, he shared that he has been feeling much better now and his focus is on one thing only and he is mentally and physically fresh now to deliver and perform better as well.

Moreover, Mohammad Amir further said that his focus right now is on the Pakistan Super League (PSL), where he has been playing for Karachi Kings and securing his place in the Pakistan team and also the T20 World Cup which is scheduled to take place later this year is something that he is not thinking about this yet.

He again thought that performances say everything. As a player, whatever opportunities someone gets, they need to avail them. Right now, PSL is his focus. He wants to enjoy it and perform well too. as the T20 World Cup is five-six months away thing so PSL is the first priority.