Pakistan’s pace bowler Mohammad Amir has released rumours about his retirement from test cricket. Later in May, media reported that Amir was allowing for drawing curtains on his Test career. But he now placed an end to any speculation about his Test future.
When asked by cricket.com.au, left-arms Amir said “I have no idea what the thinking was behind this ridiculous story. I’m fit, strong and healthy and have no intention of quitting any format. What I had said was that as a cricketer you have to take care of your body and look after your fitness levels and someone altered that statement and quoted me as saying that I wanted to quit playing Test cricket.”
Amir added, “It’s totally untrue and as long as I am fit I want to play in all formats.”
Fast bowler Mohammad Asif and former captain Salman Butt were found at fault in various faults of dishonest behaviour which was in Lord’s Test series between England in August 2010 by independent Anti-Corruption Tribunal in February 2011.
However, Amir said that “I was not under any false impressions that my comeback would be easy and that I would hit the ground running.”
Talking about his ban, he even didn’t touch a cricket ball and people were expecting to him to make an instant impact. “That was an impossible task and yet critics were writing me off straight after my comeback.”
Amir added, “It’s been about 18 months since my comeback and I think I am now showing the results of the hard work that I have put in. People need to be patient and I had to be patient, too, as these things take time.”