Pakistan Cricket Team fast bowler Mohammad Amir shocked the entire world announcing his international retirement only at the age of 28 years. In the light of this, former pace superstar Shoaib Akhtar has offered to train the left-arm pacer and has urged Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) not to waste his talent.
Amir brought a barrage of allegations against the board including that of mental torture in a video before he revealed his decision to take an indefinite break from the national team. The decision came after Amir was snubbed for a spot in the 32-member Pakistan squad for the tour of New Zealand. Mohammad Amir termed it as a ‘wake-up’ call and decided to take the hard call despite being only 28.
Shoaib Akhtar offers to train Mohammad Amir
As another talent goes begging in Pakistan cricket, former cricketer Shoaib Akhtar offered to train Amir and make him return to the game. Akhtar, who has been a sharp criticiser of PCB urged the cricket board not to waste his talent.
“Give @iamamirofficial under me and then see the wonders he does on the ground. Na zaaya kerain us ko,” Shoiab Akhtar tweeted after Amir’s retirement announcement.
Give @iamamirofficial under me and then see the wonders he does on the ground. Na zaaya kerain us ko.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) December 17, 2020
Mohammad Amir, who bursts onto the scene in a T20I game against England in June 2009, participated in 147 international matches in which he scalped 259 wickets. He made his decision public after talking in length with PCB CEO Wasim Khan. The board, in a statement, said that it was Amir’s personal decision and they respect that totally.
Meanwhile, Amir will continue to play in franchise-based cricket across the world. He recently joined a new team in the Abu Dhabi T10 League.
Pakistan Cricket Board chief executive Wasim Khan spoke with Mohammad Amir this afternoon following reports that the fast bowler had announced his retirement from international cricket,” the board said in a statement.
“The 29-year-old confirmed to the PCB chief executive that he has no desires or intentions of playing international cricket and as such, he should not be considered for future international matches. This is a personal decision of Mohammad Amir, which the PCB respects, and as such, will not make any further comment on this matter at this stage,” PCB said in a statement on Thursday.