Pakistani fast bowler Muhammad Amir has announced retirement from test cricket and now he will be not available for Pakistan in Test Matches. However, he will now play only T20 & ODI cricket
“It has been an honour to represent Pakistan in the pinnacle and traditional format of the game. I, however, have decided to move away from the longer version so I can concentrate on white ball cricket.” said Amir to PCB
Amir also said in his recent youtube video that fast bowler cricketing career is not much long, he always tries to focus on his fitness. Five years of gape for a fast bowler is too much and it becomes very difficult for him to recover and gets his previous form back.
“Playing for Pakistan remains my ultimate desire and objective, and I will try my best to be in the best physical shape to contribute in the team’s upcoming challenges, including next year’s ICC T20 World Cup” said Amir in a statement.
The 27-year-old cricketer shared a video on twitter :
He also tweeted this
“Thank you PCB, our PM
@ImranKhanPTI @wasimakramlive bhi @SAfridiOfficial bhi @waqyounis99 & @yousaf1788. Thank you and my fans for always supporting me and I hope you all will support my this decision”
Amir also thanked the PCB for providing him the opportunity to represent Pakistan in test cricket. He also thanked his coaches who helped him at various stages.
Amir made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in Galle in July 2009. He played 36 Tests, taking 119 wickets at an average of 30.47. His best bowling returns — six for 44 — were against the West Indies in Kingston on April 2017.
PCB Managing Director Wasim Khan said: “Amir has been one of the most exciting and talented left-arm fast bowlers in Test cricket in recent times. He overcame adversity as a young cricketer and came back stronger not only as a cricketer but also as a better human being.”
Nargis Amir (Wife Of Muhammad Amir) tweeted this :
@iamamirofficial you have made all of us cricket fans proud with ur exceptional performances in test cricket, and surely will continue to do so in other 2 format of this beautiful game of cricket, may Allah be with u always. #proudwife #Allhamdulilah“
Amir is one of the best bowlers in the history of Pakistan Cricket. He wants to focus on his ODI and T20I career so he has announced retirement from test cricket. His contributions to Pakistan Test Cricket Team will always be remembered, he is the golden star of Pakistan bowling line up. Its a very sad news for cricket fans that they will never see him again in white jersey. We wish Amir a very best for his ODI & T20I cricket.