‘Mentally tortured’ Mohammad Amir bids farewell to international cricket

After making claims of being ‘mentally tortured’, Pakistan left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir has announced his retirement from international cricket.  The 28-year-old said that he cannot continue to play under such circumstances. He lamented that his decision to retire from red-ball cricket was presented in the wrong context and it was linked to my participation in T20 leagues.

“I am not moving away from the game,” he said. “There are efforts being made to do so. If you take a look at the environment which is being created, I got the wakeup call of being sidelined when my name was not included in the 35-member squad that would tour New Zealand.”

The left-armer, who arrived at the scene in a T20I game against England in June 2009, participated in 147 international fixtures in which he took 259 wickets.

The pacer retired from Test cricket citing workload reasons and has been participating in limited-overs format. The decision also came under strict criticism by several former players and legends.

Sources: Samaa TV