Amir made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in Galle in July 2009, he featured in 36 Tests, taking 119 wickets at an average of 30.47. His best bowling returns – six for 44 – were against the West Indies in Kingston in April 2017.
Friday 26th July, Mohammad Amir announced his retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect but reaffirmed his commitment to playing white-ball cricket for Pakistan, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) reported.
Mohammad Amir uploaded a video message as well for all his fans, “It has not been an easy decision to make and I have been thinking about this for some time.” but I have to see lots of things, my body is not fit to play test-cricket due to the long break. After my comeback, I played for three years without any break and it caused me many problems with my health and body.”
Well, Amir’s Unexpected retirement is a big shock for everyone and big celebrities from Pakistan expressed their reaction on tweeter.
Wasim Akram Former Pakistani Star skipper and International sports Commentator expressed his surprise and said “To me, Mohammad Amir retiring from Test cricket is a bit surprising because you peak at 27-28 and Test cricket is where you are judged against the best, it’s the ultimate format. Pakistan will need him in two Tests in Australia and then three in England”
Ramiz Raja Former cricketer and International sports Commentator said,Amir white flagging Test Cricket at 27 is disappointing. Besides being dismissive of the greatest format that makes stars & legends his decision is clearly not in line with the needs of Pakistan cricket which is desperately looking to reboot test cricket. Was time to repay & not eject”
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