Former Pakistan Cricketer Mohammad Amir left the cricket world in shock when he announced a sudden retirement from the game in 2019. Recently, in an interview, Amir opened up on his retirement and alleged Pakistan management for mentally torturing him which led to a premature end of his international career.
Amir’s allegations have drawn massive criticism from former Pakistan leg spinner Danish Kaneria who didn’t mince words while claiming that Amir was trying to blackmail the PCB to make a comeback into the national team.
“I am taking nothing away from Mohammad Amir. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I feel he is trying to blackmail others with his statements so that he can make a return to the side. From his comments on moving to England and getting citizenship and playing the IPL, you can understand his headspace,” Kaneria said in a video on his YouTube channel.
Despite his involvement in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal, Mohammad Amir was able to make a comeback to international cricket. Pointing out the same, Kaneria said that PCB was kind enough to give him a second chance, adding that Amir wasn’t in the best of form post the 2017 Champions Trophy and PCB had no other option but to drop him.
“Mohammad Amir should realize that Pakistan were really kind to bring him back after his spot-fixing scandal. But his performance over the last 1.5 years has been absolutely zero. Agreed he bowled really well in the ICC Champions Trophy, but since then he has been on a steep decline,” Kaneria pointed out.
Mohammad Amir has also hinted that he is looking to permanently settle in England. He will be in action in the rescheduled sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League before joining Kent for the Vitality Blast. He will also be part of the London Spirit in the inaugural edition of ‘The Hundred’.
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