Pakistan Fast bowler Muhammad Amir is set to retire from international Test cricket. It has barely been a year since he made his comeback from the spot-fixing scandal that seems to have robbed him the best cricketing years of his life. The reason that Amir might take this decision is due to the increased physical strain that test cricket puts on his body. He does not have any known injury issues but keeping in mind the four bowlers policy that Misbah ul Haq uses in test matches; it puts considerable strain on his bowling resources.
The lack of form of Muhammad Hafeez as well as not having an all-rounder of international quality means Pakistan has to rely on tried and tested method for the composition of its team.
He informed the team management of the decision after Pakistan suffered defeat in the 2nd Test Match against depleted West Indies team. The team management is not happy with the fact that the news has got leaked, and as is the case with most of the things done by PCB, they have formed a committee to investigate the matter.
Though Amir has bowled commendably, the wickets column look bare for him in the given period. The shambolic fielding display by Pakistani team has not helped the matters. Below are his statistics since his comeback into the international cricket.
Though numbers are decent, he has not been able to create the same impact. If this happens, then it would be a sad day indeed for global cricket due to the fact that a good fast bowling talent would not take part in the game’s premier format.