Pakistan pace greats slam Amir's Test retirement at 27

back icon
safari
27 Jul 2019 | 11:57 AM
author
PTI

Pakistan pace greats slam Amir's Test retirement at 27

Amir announced his retirement from Tests on Friday.

heart

Share

Pakistan pace greats including Wasim Akram and Shoaib Akhtar have slammed Mohammad Amir’s decision to retire from Test cricket at the age of 27. 

“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,” former captain Akram tweeted. 

Amir announced his retirement from the longest format on Friday having played 36 Tests in his chequered career that saw him being banned for spot-fixing. 

“It was Amir’s time to pay back to Pakistan cricket. If I was 27, I would love to play Test cricket. It is the ultimate test for a cricketer. Amir should have carried on and helped Pakistan win Tests, a format in which the team is struggling,” said another pace legend Akhtar on his Youtube channel. 

Former captain Waqar Younis posted a rather cryptic tweet in his reaction to Amir’s retirement. 

“All the best with your white ball cricket,” he wrote tagging Amir. 

Former opener and captain Ramiz Raja, too, was left disappointed. 

“Amir white flagging Test Cricket at 27 is disappointing. Besides being dismissive of the greatest format that makes stars & legends his decision is clearly not in in line with the needs of Pak ckt which is desperately looking to reboot test cricket. Was time to repay & not eject,” Raja wrote. 

heart
shareGray Share
Tags
PakistanMohammad AmirWasim AkramShoaib AkhtarTest

Related Articles

safari
NEWS
Kishan, Suryakumar, Krunal looked ready for internationals unlike few Pakistan newcomers: Amir
The former Pakistan pacer criticised the PCB for picking cricketers with technical flaws
usercricket.com staff
13 May 2021
safari
NEWS
Amir slams Misbah and Younis for "spoiling" his image
The 28-year-old said he had been "tolerating the negative narrative" against him from the management since last year
userPTI
20 Dec 2020
safari
NEWS
‘Mentally tortured’ Amir retires from international cricket
The 28-year-old insisted that he got a ‘wake-up call’ after being left out of the Pakistan squad for the limited-overs series against New Zealand, which is scheduled to begin from December 18
userPTI
17 Dec 2020
safari
NEWS
Amir tests negative for COVID-19 again, cleared to join side in England
Amir will now be travelling to England along with masseur Mohammad Imran
userPTI
23 Jul 2020
safari
NEWS
Amir kept me in loop on quitting Test cricket, says former Pakistan coach Arthur
Arthur didn't agree that Amir and Wahab Riaz had let the team down by abruptly retiring from red-ball cricket
userPTI
21 Apr 2020
safari
NEWS
Arthur not surprised by Amir's Test retirement
The Pakistan coach feels that the Pakistan pacer's ban for his involvement in 2010 spot-fixing did considerable damage to his Test career
userPTI
30 Jul 2019
safari
NEWS
Amir planning to settle down in the UK: Reports
The Pakistan fast bowler surprised many ab announcing his retirement from Test cricket recently
userPTI
28 Jul 2019
safari
NEWS
Mohammad Amir retires from Tests
Amir took the decision aged 27 after playing in 36 Tests for Pakistan
userAFP
26 Jul 2019
safari
NEWS
Pakistan need an 'A-Plus' performance to beat India: Waqar
History will be against Pakistan at Old Trafford, with India having won all six previous meetings between the subcontinental cricket giants at the World Cup.
userAFP
14 Jun 2019
safari
NEWS
Wasim Akram not discounting spearhead Amir
Akram reckoned that Amir would return to form following a disappointing string of performances
userAgencies
29 Apr 2019
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved