Fast bowler Mohammad Aamir has blamed the Pakistan team management for his decision to leave international cricket at the age of 28 and blamed coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis for tarnishing his image.
Speaking on his official YouTube channel, left-arm fast bowler Aamir clarified that his problem was with Misbah and Younis.
“These people are slowly getting poisoned in the minds of people saying that I did not want to play Test cricket and only wanted to play in T20 league to earn money. He produced a narrative, which I left in the team despite all the investment.
He said, ‘They have tried to tarnish my image and it takes a lot of hard work to build your image. It was a very difficult decision for me but I think the time has come when one should not be silent. I took this decision to raise the issue and tell people what is happening.
Aamir said that he had made himself available to both of them during the ball format after retiring from Test cricket, but since last year, when the current management took over, they were ignoring him despite good performances.
He said, “Obviously I felt very sad when he did not choose me among the 35 New Zealand players. If I only cared about playing in the league, I would not feel bad for the tour of New Zealand nor would I react.
Aamir said that the biggest problem with the current team management is that every time he was sidelined, he learned about it through social media.
“They say they have nothing personal against me, but I didn’t have the manners to tell me directly as a senior player whether they were leaving me or whether they were engaging me in their plans. That way Is worked out. ”
Amir said that he had been “tolerating negative statements” against him from the management since last year.
He said, “Which performance I talk about … Ever since I came back, I had a PSL hat trick, I bowled well in the Asia Cup and the Champions Trophy. I played the world last year despite playing with a shoulder problem. The bowler was the highest wicket taker in the cup.
He said, I am still in the ICC bowlers rankings. I have given performances in leagues. what else can I do? “Aamir said.
Aamir also targeted his critics for reminding him of his involvement in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal, saying that he had paid for his mistake.
“Yes, I know that and I apologized to everyone for my actions. I also had to face the consequences of my action. But I am not weak. I came back and faced everyone and I just did my best for Pakistan. Tried to perform.
The player said he was surprised at how “judged” some people might be “without knowing anything about them” about his retirement from Test cricket.
He said, ‘When did I say that I would prefer to play in the league rather than playing for Pakistan. But when you are not being selected in the national team, what else can I do besides playing and playing in the league?
Aamir clarified that he could not play with the current management or system.
“I have my own self and I cannot compromise on that. I believe in giving respect, getting respect.
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