Lahore: Former Test cricketer Aqib Javed thinks Mohammad Amir was no more a first choice for the Pakistan team after the arrival of pacers like Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf.
Speaking to reporters here on Thursday, Javed said Amir would have thought to better take a break from international cricket and play in the leagues after realizing that he wasn’t the need of national team anymore.
“See, we all should respect Amir’s decision, be it taking retirement from Test cricket last year or now parting ways with rest of the two formats,” he said.
“I think he had realized that he wasn’t the first choice after Shaheen and Haris came so he would have thought to better leave his way out and play league cricket,” he added.
Meanwhile, Sohail Tanvir said Amir’s decision seems like he was immensely frustrated for not getting picked. “As far as my opinion is concerned, Amir took this decision in frustration. It happens when you are ignored continuously,” he said.
“I suffered from the same situation but everyone has their own choice. I think he knows himself better,” he concluded.