he Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Thursday issued a statement and said that the board respects Amir’s decision.
As per the statement, PCB’s Chief Executive Officer Wasim Khan spoke to Amir after he announced his retirement to know the reasons behind his decision.
“Pakistan Cricket Board chief executive Wasim Khan spoke with Mohammad Amir this afternoon following reports that the fast bowler had announced his retirement from international cricket. The 28-year-old confirmed to the PCB chief executive that he has no desires or intentions of playing international cricket and as such, he should not be considered for future international matches,” the PCB said in a statement on Thursday.
“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,” PCB added.
Earlier on Thursday, Amir said that he can’t bear the pain of being mentally tortured by the current Pakistan cricket management and added that he is over with all the taunts he has been receiving.
“I don’t think I can continue playing cricket under this management. I am leaving cricket for the time being because I am being mentally tortured. I don’t think I can bear this torture anymore. What is happening recently is taunting me about everything. I took a personal decision and it has been presented in such a wrong way as though I don’t want to play for my country. Who doesn’t? Sometimes the bowling coach says he ditched the country, sometimes he talks about my workload, sometimes I am not in the plans. This is a wake-up call for me, that I am not in their plans, and I should move aside,” Amir said in a viral video.