‘My body didn’t allow me to continue Test cricket’ says Mohammad Amir


Karachi: Pakistan’s most prolific pacer Mohammad Amir has revealed that his body did not allow him to continue playing Test cricket.

The 28-year-old also said that he has no plans to return in Test cricket as he wants to focus on limited-overs cricket for Pakistan.

“I have been playing consistently for the last three years. As a fast bowler when you’re doing nothing for five years and then start playing all the formats and every single game, it’s tough,” Amir said in a podcast on BBC.

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“At some stage, as a professional, you have to decide. My body was getting tired and fatigued. If I want to play cricket for the next six years then I have to quit Test cricket,” he added.

It must be noted that Amir retired from the elite format of the game in July last year. He featured in 36 Tests, taking 119 wickets at an average of 30.47.

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