Pakistan’s premier pacer Mohammad Amir surprisingly retired from Test cricket last year at the age of just 27. Having played 36 red-ball games for Pakistan, Amir was regarded as one of the vital cogs of Pakistan’s Test setup but his absence leaves a gaping hole in the side’s pace bowling department.
In the aftermath of his shock decision to quit Tests, Amir faced a lot of backlash from fans and pundits alike, who believed it was a rather selfish step from the speedster. Following a profitable stint in the Pakistan Super League (PSL), Amir has now finally broken his silence on his Test retirement and claimed that he was plagued with issues of fatigue that forced him to take this step.
"Everyone has their opinion. I know my body the best. I felt my body was getting overloaded. I couldn't manage. To prolong my career, I had to take the decision, which was supported by my family. I am feeling much better and the results are visible," Amir said.
"Five-year gap is a lot for a bowler. When I came back, I played continuously for three straight years and that too in all formats. Fatigue was bound to happen, especially for fast bowlers. But now I am feeling much better, Alhamdulillah,” he stated.