Former Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir was amongst those to experience conflicts with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB). Once hailed as one of the world’s leading fast bowler and backed to break many bowling records, Mohammad Amir retired after deciding that the relations with the board were irreparable. Nevertheless, the left-arm seamer has indicated at returning to play for the national team.
Mohammad Amir could hardly be the bowler he was after coming back from a five-year ban, getting due to spot-fixing. The 29-year old’s career’s greatest achievement would arguably be playing a significant role in the men in green’s champions trophy victory in 2017. In the final, he dismissed India’s Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Shikhar Dhawan to break their batting line-up and scripted a big win for Pakistan.
Mohammad Amir, who took 119 wickets in 36 Tests, 81 in 61 ODIs, and 59 scalps in 50 T20Is, underlined that there was nothing selfish in his decision to retire as existed no chance of a comeback. Nevertheless, the Punjab-born seamer conceded that if things change, one could see him playing again.
“There was nothing selfish about my decision to retire. At the moment there is no chance of me making a comeback, but if things get better then, who knows, maybe you will see me playing for Pakistan once again in the future,” Amir said as quoted by Times Now.
What matters most to me is respect: Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Amir revealed that getting respect is significant for him, which he feels not to have received, prompting him to retire. The 29-year old remarked that the people in Pakistan Cricket Board have a job to do and he has his own career to look forward to.
“What matters most to me is respect and I felt that I wasn’t getting the respect I deserved and that’s why I took the decision to retire. The people in charge of Pakistan cricket have their job to do, they have their responsibilities and have their decisions to make, and I have my career to continue and look forward to,” he added.