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Amir discusses international retirement: ‘I wasn’t getting the respect I deserved.’

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In an exclusive interview with Wisden Cricket Monthly, has discussed his decision to retire from international cricket.

Amir, who played 147 games for Pakistan in all formats, declared his retirement in 2020, saying that the international team’s management had “mentally tortured” him.


Amir did, however, leave the door open for a comeback in January of this year, writing on Twitter, “that yes, I will be available for Pakistan only once this management leaves.”

“There was nothing selfish about my decision to retire,” Amir told Saj Sadiq in the latest issue of Wisden Cricket Monthly.

There is currently no possibility of me returning, but if things improve, who knows, maybe you will see me playing for Pakistan again in the future.

“Respect is the most important thing to me, and I felt like I wasn’t getting the respect I deserved, which is why I decided to retire.

The people in charge of Pakistan cricket have jobs to do, commitments to fulfil, and decisions to make, while I have a future to pursue and look forward to.”

Amir will play for Kent in the second half of this year’s T20 Blast, the county revealed on Tuesday. The fast bowler has also committed to play for London Spirit in The Hundred’s inaugural edition.

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