Being just 26, Pakistan left-arm seamer Mohammad Amir already has a long career. Though he hasn’t played enough international matches in his career so far, he has been in and out of the international circuit, for the major part of the decade.
Amir served a five-year ban due to his involvement in a spot-fixing scandal at Lord’s scandal involving Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif.
The prominent bowler is definitely one of the finest modern-day bowlers. However, his form hasn’t been great in the recent past. He has been able to replicate his successful stints after he came back from the wilderness.
There has been speculation during rounds that the youngster is considering retirement from Test cricket – to focus solely on the shorter formats of the game.
However, Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed has clarified the reports and have stated that this is just speculations and there is no chance of Amir retiring from the longest format. He has played 33 Tests, 40 One-day Internationals and 38 Twenty20 Internationals for Pakistan.
In a recent interview, Amir suggested that he might go on to miss a few Tests in the coming years.
“I can’t roll back that lost time but I can manage my workload to extend my career as much as I can. With every passing day, I’m getting older and I know fans want me to play. But if you look rationally I’m human and not an iron man. My passion is still there and I want to be there for fans, serving the country for a long time. I have played 30 Tests so far. I think in the next few years I might miss a few and possibly I might end up with 50 Tests,” Amir had said ESPN Cricinfo.
Logical explanation by Sarfraz Ahmed:
Sarfaraz has given a logical explanation following the comments from Amir. The leader stated that why will a 26-year-old want to retire from Test cricket. He has so much cricket left in him.
“He [Amir] is only 26 right now, so why would he leave Test cricket,” Sarfraz said during a press conference in Karachi.
Amir will next play for Pakistan in the T20I Tri-series against Zimbabwe and Australia. They will then be part of a five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe.