Mohammad Amir is no stranger to the world of cricket. His incredible talent and skillset have made him a fan-favorite, and he’s been a huge asset to Pakistan’s cricket team. However, the beloved cricketer announced his retirement from Test cricket.
According to a statement shared by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Amir said: “It has been an honor to represent Pakistan in the pinnacle and traditional format of the game. I, however, have decided to move away from the longer version so I can concentrate on white-ball cricket.”
He also took to YouTube to let his fans know the same.
“Playing for Pakistan remains my ultimate desire and objective and I will try my best to be in the best physical shape to contribute [to] the team’s upcoming challenges, including next year’s ICC T20 World Cup,” stated Amir.
Amir thanked his teammates, his opponents, and the PCB as well while talking about his journey.
As a result, he’s currently become the topic of conversation for people on Twitter. Some are reminiscing his best moments, others are sharing how they feel about this decision.
Zainab Abbas highlighted his best swing bowling moments.
— zainab abbas (@ZAbbasOfficial) July 26, 2019
Azhar Mahmood weighed in as well.
It was a pleasure to have seen you at your best in test cricket and inspire so many @iamamirofficial . Well done on your test career Amir. Wishing you all the very best in white ball cricket as you continue to inspire many more generations. All the very best.
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) July 26, 2019
Others are remembering him for the superstar he has been.
Mohammad Amir the Superstar 🏏 pic.twitter.com/7jDwgfbTTg
— Mohammad Tanveer (@cr7federet) July 26, 2019
— Fahad Abbaci 🇵🇰 (@imfahadabbasi17) July 26, 2019
However, some people are also disappointed.
Very sad to know about "Mohammad Amir"
He was in a position to be one of the greatest Test bowlers. Disappointing
— Almas Arshad 🇵🇰 (@almas_arshad) July 26, 2019
Some people also threw shade at the Indian team.
Pic 1: When Rohit Sharma came to know that Mohammad Amir has retired
Pic2: When someone told him that he has retired from test cricket only 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/Fxa3qyB3Eq
— hamzakaleem (@hamzakaleem5) July 26, 2019
But mostly, people wish him well.
The Mohammad Amir!
For me, it's just too soon to leave. No one can be him, the talent, the fierceness he has, no one is able to match that. Off course we'll miss him in the real cricket, the test cricket. Best wishes for your future Amir🎀. pic.twitter.com/fQ6jnYkLOF
— 🧀 (@Too_Randum) July 26, 2019
One of the finest bowler of this generation and one of the greatest bowler pakistan has produce Mohammad Amir who will be one of the cricket bowling legend. May he have played not much game in test but has prove many thing and I hope he will do as best as till now.#MohammadAmir pic.twitter.com/qdRYo7nqbp
— Anjal Bhattarai (@anjalbhattara13) July 26, 2019
What’s your take on this decision? Let us know in the comments!
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