Mohammad Amir- isn’t your ordinary left-arm fast medium bowler. After facing five years of jail, he made a comeback to cricket. Some criticized this affair that but most were delighted to see him play again. He wore the Pakistan jersey again, proved instrumental in many matches, was one of the reasons why the team was able to defeat India in champions’ trophy 2017 final but later was dropped from the side after failing to prove his worth.
Suddenly on 17th December 2020, he announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket. This news was a shock to many; he disclosed that he wasn’t too happy with the new administration. Now today, Amir elaborated his reasons and talked a little about his future.
He came forward with the opinion that not every great player can also be a good coach. “Waqar Younis was a legendary pace-bowler and Misbah was a great captain but the mindset with players while coaching is a different education altogether. It’s not always the case that a good player can make a good coach.”
Amir still stands by his decision of retirement if the current management prevails
He also showed dissatisfaction over team management’s behavior. “The team management has said to the media that they have nothing against me. But if they really felt that way they would have spoken to me instead of saying things about me to others. I don’t think I can play in the team with their kind of mindset.”
Plans that if team management was to be changed, were also discussed. “If new team management comes into place then I will let the Board know that I will be available for national selection.”
It seems like the bowler does want to represent Pakistan again but only on the condition that this management isn’t in control anymore. Whoever side’s you are on, it’s truly sad to see this rift between Amir and senior players who are now in the supervision.