The 27-year-old Pakistan seamer launched a statement with Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to disclose his decision. Amir has a had a difficult time in cricket yet came back exceptionally well after a five-year suspension span to lead Pakistan’s bowling unit again. Mohammad Amir made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in Galle in July 2009 only at the age of 17.
“It’s not been an easy decision to make, and I have been thinking of this for some time. However, with the ICC World Test Championship starting shortly, and Pakistan boasting some exciting young fast bowlers, it is suitable that I call on my time in Test cricket to make sure that the selectors can plan accordingly,” Amir said.
“It’s been an honor to represent Pakistan in the pinnacle and traditional format of the game. I, nevertheless, have chosen to move away from the longer version so I can focus on white-ball cricket,” Amir claimed in a statement.
Pakistan Cricket Board’s (PCB) managing supervisor heaped appreciation on Mohammad Amir calling him one of the most talented players as he hangs his boots from the five-day format of the game. Amir thanked PCB for offering him the chance to play for his country.
Talking on his retirement, Mohammad Amir admitted that it was an honor to bet Pakistan in the white jacket. He additionally added that he took the decision thinking about the next year’s World T20 and also he will aim to maintain himself in the best form for the event as Pakistan eye their second World T20 trophy.
“Playing for Pakistan remains my ultimate desire, and I will try my best to be in the most effective physical shape to contribute in the team’s upcoming challenges, including next year’s ICC T20 World Cup,” Amir included.