The 27-year-old ace bowler, Mohammad Amir stuns everyone as he announces a premature retirement from Test Cricket.
In what comes as a surprise to the Cricket world, the 27-year-old ace pacer from Pakistan, Mohammad Amir has decided to call it quits from Test Cricket.
Regarded as one of the best talents in the country, Mohammad Amir’s test match career would go down as one of the best talents, went begging.
The left-arm pacer’s career touched the rock-bottom in 2011 when he was found guilty of spot-fixing. Returning from the ban, Amir finished on 119 wickets from 36 Tests at an average of 37.40, which clearly doesn’t justify his capabilities.
He rushed batsmen with his raw pace, and his relentless accuracy made him the threat he is. Add to that, a matured mind capable of dominating the mental game, Amir was the perfect package for Pakistan cricket.
In 2010 when he toured England, he made the headlines consistently as he became the youngest player to take a fifer in England. He also emerged as Pakistan’s leading wicket-taker with 19 wickets, including two five-wicket hauls.
A couple of no balls and the world turned down on Amir. His Involvement in the spot-fixing scandal got him a 5-year ban. After his return, Amir never looked comfortable playing Test Cricket. However, he has been fantastic in limited-overs cricket since his return.
In World Cup 2019 too, Amir was in terrific form accounting for 17 wickets from 8 innings at an average of 21.05.
AMIR’s TEST CAREER IN NUMBERS:
Matches: 36 | Wickets: 119 | Average: 30.19 | Best Bowling Figures: 6/44 | 5 Wicket Hauls: 4
Mohammad Amir may have announced his retirement from Test Cricket. But he still is one of the best limited-overs bowlers in the world currently.
We wish to see more of Amir in the limited-overs, running through the batting line ups.
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