Reactions have been pouring in following the shock retirement of Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir.
The 28-year-old made sudden decision yesterday after complaining ‘mental torture’.
Pakistan legend Shoaib Akhtar, who offered his assistance to get the talented left-arm pacer’s career back on track, is among those who want to lend support.
Mohammad Amir retires. Sad untimely exit of a potential super star! And a lesson for aspiring youth: Respect your talent and understand your responsibilities. Don’t mistake wealth for respect. Respect is earned by having a strong character and not by worldly glitzy shit!” Raja tweeted.
The left-armer, who arrived at the scene in a T20I game against England in June 2009, participated in 147 international fixtures in which he took 259 wickets.
He was part of the Pakistan squad which won the 2009 World T20I. However, his career faced a downward spiral when he was banned for five years over his involvement in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal during the tour of England in 2010.
Amir played a leading role in Pakistan’s formidable pace attack on his return to the international side and helped the side win its maiden title of the International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy back in 2017.