Wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal believes fast-bowler Mohammad Amir has set a bad example by taking retirement from Test cricket at a young age. Akmal is not the first one to criticize Amir’s retirement decision with the likes of Wasim Akram having already expressed their concern on the matter.
“I was surprised to see Amir announce his retirement from Test cricket because I think he should have at least played for another five to six years,” said Akmal. “Amir taking retirement at the age of 27 is bad news for Pakistan cricket and this will set a bad example for young local cricketers,” Akmal said.
He further added that the growing trend of selecting players based on their PSL performance and an increase in T20 leagues around the world is encouraging cricketers to focus on T20 cricket forcing more players to give up Test cricket.