Pakistani left armed seamer well known as ‘Sultan of swing’, Wasim Akram has put on his criticism over Mohammad Amir’s retirement from red ball cricket after which Pakistan cricket is struggling and facing critical times in ongoing Test match against Australia.
Wasim has highlighted that the situation we are in is because of our lacking in well established bowlers. He said,
“What really has happened beacsue two of our premium bowlers just retired from Test cricket,”
Two of our premium refers to Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir. He criticised both of the players that they have retired just before the tour of Australia and management has spent so much efforts along time on them.
“Wahab Riaz, I’m all for him, he’s 35 years of age, OK! he retired from Test cricket, fair enough. But, Mohammad Amir, the Pakistan board, and the whole country has invested five years of efforts in him,” he said.
Wasim over optimized over Amir’s issue and said he would not have given him the contract for resignation.
“He’s 27 and he’s retired from red ball cricket. If I was the Pakistan Cricket Board, I wouldn’t have given him a central contract because, he had retired a month ago,” Wasim angered.
“Both of them already knew this tour would be difficult and white ball cricket is easy, they thought they’ll play leagues around the world and make money.
“I’m all for financial gain, but in most cases, the country should come first.
He highlighted that both of them have prioritized money and monetary over patriotism and country.
“Amir should have come here and played a Test series and then, maybe have taken retirement next year. That’s the problem Pakistan have,” Wasim summarized in the end.