Mohammad Amir, a left-arm fast-medium bowler who made his ODI debut against Sri-Lanka in 2009 and T20 debut against England in the same year has announced retirement from all formats of international cricket on 17th December 2020. Let’s take a look at his career which was of 11 years(including the time he was not able to play)
Amir has played 36 matches and 67 innings in his test career. He was able to grab 119 wickets with an economy of 2.86. His best is 44/6. He has bowled 7619 times and conceded 3627 runs.
The 27-year-old bowler has appeared in 61 ODI matches. He took 81 wickets with an economy of 4.78. His best is 30/5. He has bowled 3013 times and conceded 2400 runs.
In T20I cricket, he has worn the Pakistan cricket jersey in 50 matches. He was able to take 59 wickets with an economy of 7.02. His best is 13/4. He has bowled 1079 times and conceded 1263 runs.
Mohammad Amir’s top performances across each format
He has played many matches and many innings but some historic performances are remembered even now. Let’s travel back in time and relive each one of them.
Test cricket saw what Amir was capable of when in 2009 he took his first fifer in a boxing day test match against the mighty Australian Cricket Team conceding only 79 runs. He was just 17 at that time but was able to catch many big fishes like Michael Hussey, Ricky Ponting, and Michael Clarke.
The ODI performance that won the hearts of many and also helped Pakistan win a very imperative match is none other than the one in Champions Trophy 2017 against the arch-rivals India. He left the top three batsmen of India blank with no other place to go to but the pavilion. In his brilliant spell, he took 3 wickets with an economy rate of 2.67. That’s why Nasser Hussain said “Pakistan cricket at it’s best, one minute down, next minute up”
One of Amir’s most historic T20I performances is in his very own homeland-Pakistan. Sri-Lanka came to visit Pakistan in 2017 and he bowled 4 overs in which he sent 4 Sri-Lankans batsmen back to the dressing room conceding only 13 runs. This spell has sentimental value for numerous of his fans as it was seen live by hundreds of aficionados sitting in the stands of Gaddafi stadium.
Thursday the 17th of December marks the end of Amir’s international cricket. From all of us on the green team, we applaud him for all the accomplishments that he has achieved.