A 28 years old Pakistani fast baller Muhammad Amir played 147 times for his country and took 259 wickets in all three formats announced his retirement from international cricket on 17th December 2020. He ended up his career due to pressure from the management of getting retired from Test Cricket in 2019. The management of the Pakistan Cricket Board misinterpreted that Amir has taken retirement to play league cricket around the world but the reason that Amir has given to PCB is that his body is not allowing him to play Test cricket.
Now the criticism on his retirement is that Muhammad Amir has taken retirement due to not getting selection in 35 members squad which was made against New Zealand. Some famous ex-cricketers criticize him that Pakistan Cricket Board has invested in him and he did not give a return to their hard work on Amir. On the other hand, in response to his criticisms, he said “The retirement is not because of dropping me from the squad against New Zealand, I took this decision because of the management attitude after taking retirement from test cricket and the reason of retiring from test cricket is because of the shoulder injury my body was not in the condition to continue test cricket” Further, he said ” I was tolerating this managements attitude since a year after taking retirement from test cricket”
The new management of the Pakistan Cricket Board is the worst. In management, there is too much favouritism. Earlier they kicked of Sarfaraz Ahmed, Fawad Alam was struggling in his career, and many other players like Umar Akmal, Shoaib Akhter were also struggling in their time just because of management but these do not take retirement so Amir must have to tolerate this attitude and focus on his career to make a comeback in the squad.
The management must break the distance between the player and management and try to sort out the issues that they both have with each other.
The bossy system must be cleaned and players should have to be judged for their performance. Everyone wants respect from each other. If you are representing a country you must know the ethics of the field. Respect your assets so they will give you the fruit of your hard work.
Submitted by Umar Naseer, Date 03 Febuary 2021.