Today Pakistan’s ace pacer Mohammad Amir made the announcement in a video message that he was being "mentally tortured" by the Pakistan Cricket Board management.
There are no second thoughts on the fact that Mohammad Amir has led Pakistan Cricket Team to countless victories and we just can't deny his talent of taking our team from crucial situations but who knew that he'd retire from all forms of international cricket due to "mental pressure and torture" caused by PCB.
.@iamamirofficial announces retirement from cricket and said he cannot work with current management. Do you agree with his statement?#Cricket #Pakistan #MohammadAmir #Gojra #PCB #Rawalpindi #GalleGladiators #LPLT20 #SriLanka pic.twitter.com/Sr7FdupVbp— Khel Shel (@khelshel) December 17, 2020
In a video released by Khel Shel fast bowler said that "Right now I am leaving cricket. I am being mentally tortured. I don’t think, I will be able to handle this kind of torture because I have been tortured a lot from 2010 to 2015".
"If I wasn't in the plan for those 35 boys, then it is a wake-up call for me to see my future plan [and] how I have to carry on my cricket. The kind of environment that has been created, I don't think I can play cricket under this management. I am leaving cricket at this time," he added.
However Amir recently participated in the Lanka Premier League (LPL) which concluded on Wednesday. He bowled exceptionally well in the tournament while featuring for the Galle Gladiators in the tournament who ended as the runners-up after losing the final to Jaffna Stallions.
Responding to the media reports, the PCB released a statement saying the board's chief executive, Wasim Khan, spoke with the player this afternoon. According to the press release, Amir confirmed to the PCB chief executive that "he has no desire or intention 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".
The left-arm fast bowler had announced his retirement from Test cricket in December of last year so he could concentrate on playing white ball cricket.