Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir announced his retirement from international cricket on Thursday and former pacer Shoaib Akhtar has offered to help him. “Give @iamamirofficial under me and then see the wonders he does on the ground. Na zaaya kerain us ko (which roughly translates to ‘Don’t waste him’).”
Earlier, Amir retired from international cricket on Friday claiming of “not being treated well” by the PCB. “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,” Amir had said in a video released by Khel Shel.
“The 28-year-old confirmed to the PCB chief executive that he has no desires or intensions 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 statement read.
Reacting to the news former Pakistan cricketer Ramiz Raja tweeted, “Mohammad Amir retires. Sad untimely exit of a potential super star! And a lesson for aspiring youth: Respect your talent and understand your responsibilities. Don’t mistake wealth for respect. Respect is earned by having a strong character and not by worldly glitzy shit!”