Mohammad Amir Lauds Indian Team Management For Backing Jasprit Bumrah

Mohammad Amir once again speaks about the lack of support he received from the Pakistan team management during his International career. The pacer gave an example of how the India team management backed Jasprit Bumrah in his early days.

The Pakistan’s pacer announced his retirement from International cricket in December 2020, he claimed ‘mentally tortured’ by the coaching staff that included Waqar Younis and Misbah-ul-Haq the reason for his retirement.

While talking to Cricket Pakistan, Amir pointed out that Pakistan team management did not give their players a longer rope in comparison to the Indian team. He said Indian team always backed Jasprit Bumrah even after his under-par performance.

“I think it is not the right mindset to look at the performance of only four or five matches. If you remember, Jasprit Bumrah had only one wicket in 16 matches when he was playing the Australia series, but nobody questioned him because they knew that he is a match-winning bowler. That was the time they (Indian team management) should have supported him, and they did that,” Mohammad Amir said.

“You are given the job to help the player when he is not performing and not just discard him from the side. If it’s like this, then we should give you an entire team made up of players like Cristiano Ronaldo so that you can sit back and relax and do nothing,” added the 28-year-old cricketer.

Debuting in 2009, Mohammad Amir had to endure a tough and controversial time in international cricket. The fast bowler, who retired from international cricket in December last year, continues to play for various franchise tournaments like the PSL.

Amir made it clear that he has no plan to come out of his international retirement and added that he had no ‘personal issues’ with the Pakistan team management.

“I’m enjoying cricket and spending time with my family and currently have no plans about taking back my retirement. If it was only about my performance, I would have never taken the decision about retirement. But their (team management) statements about me regarding my retirement from Test cricket really hurt me. I have no personal issue with them as they are my elders and legends of the game,” Amir concluded.

The left-arm bowler picked up four wickets in five PSL matches this season with an economy of 7.75. The Pakistan’s only T20 event was postponed due to a outbreak COVID-19 cases within the teams, despite creating a Bio-secure bubble.

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