Leading Pakistani fast-bowler Mohammad Amir announced his retirement from Test cricket on Friday but said he would continue to play ODIs and T20s for his country.
The 27-year-old, best left-arm pacers, said in a statement:
"It has been an honor to represent Pakistan in the pinnacle and traditional format of the game. I, however, have decided to move away from the longer version so I can concentrate on white-ball cricket”.
Meanwhile, many cricket stars have been surprised to know about the retirement announcement made by a fast bowler and showed their unhappiness on their social media.
Pakistan's legend international cricketer and renowned commentator Wasim Akram said in a tweet, "To me, Mohammad Amir retiring from Test cricket is a bit surprising because you peak at 27-28 and Test cricket is where you are judged against the best, it’s the ultimate format. Pakistan will need him in two Tests in Australia and then three in England".
Cricket Statistician Mazher Arshad said, “An early Test retirement was always on the cards but I find it surprising that Amir has done it with Pakistan set to play 5 Tests in Australia and England in the next one year. Since 2018, he has 24 wickets at an average of 21.00. Bowled vital spells in England and South Africa.”
Editor of Pak Passion: “Mohammad Amir retires from Test cricket at the age of only 27 and having only played 36 Test matches spread across 10 years #Cricket”.
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