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Mohammad Amir, coaches’ dispute previous custom of Pakistan cricket: Shahid Afridi

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  • Shahid Afridi says PCB ought to have knowledgeable Mohammad Amir about his future
  • Shahid Afridi says PCB and Mohammad Amir ought to work collectively for Pakistan
  • Former captain says Shoaib Malik must be introduced again in group earlier than T20 World Cup

LAHORE: Former Pakistan cricket group captain Shahid Afridi has weighed in on Mohammad Amir’s early retirement, saying that the dispute between coaches and the fast-bowler is a part of Pakistan cricket’s previous custom.

The all-rounder, whereas chatting with the media in Lahore, stated that disputes between him and the present bowling coach Waqar Younis weren’t “hidden”.

Afridi believes that the board ought to have knowledgeable the fast-bowler about his future, including that the PCB ought to have invited him and resolved the dispute.

Learn extra: There isn’t any feeling like taking part in for Pakistan, Shahid Afridi tells Mohammad Amir

“They should work together for the sake of the country’s respect,” stated Afridi.

The previous captain additionally spoke in regards to the dropping of Shoaib Malik. He commented that the all-rounder must be introduced again within the group earlier than the T20 World Cup.

The 2 gamers have been dropped by Misbah-ul-Haq, when he was holding the place of chief selector, in the course of the Zimbabwe sequence that was performed final yr in October. 

Misbah had stated that Shoaib’s exclusion was a “strategic decision” as they wanted to give players like Abdullah Shafiq, Haider Ali and Khushdil Shah better chances.

The chief selector pointed out that the PCB followed the same philosophy while leaving out Mohammad Amir.

Read more: Shoaib Malik says no plans of retirement from T20I format

The two players were then also excluded from the 35-man squad announced for the New Zealand tour. 

Following the exclusion, Malik had stayed on but Amir had announced his retirement from international cricket. 

Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir to leave cricket due to ‘mental torture’

Last month, left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir had shocked the cricket world by announcing his retirement from international crickets saying he was leaving the world of cricket due to “torture” and an environment created by the Pakistan team management that is “pushing him away”.

In a video shared by sports journalist Shoaib Jatt, Amir explained his reasoning for leaving cricket.

“I am not going away from cricket but I am being pushed away from it,” the left-arm pacer stated, including that an “environment” has been created for him to get “sidelined”.

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“The environment that has been created, I feel that I cannot play cricket under this management,” stated Amir.

The 28-year-old stated he obtained a wake-up name as soon as he was not named within the 35-man squad for the Pakistan tour to New Zealand.

“I feel that I am leaving cricket at this time because I am being mentally tortured,” stated the pacer.

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