Amir retires because of ‘mental torture’

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Lahore

Pace bowler Mohammad Amir says he has retired from international cricket because he has been “mentally tortured” by the team’s management.
The 28-year-old, who quit Tests in 2019, was left out of the the squad for the current tour of New Zealand. “I was always available for white-ball cricket but I have had shabby treatment,” he said.
Amir played 146 games for Pakistan across all three formats after making his debut as a 17-year-old in 2009. Amir returned to the Pakistan squad in January 2016 and was part of the side that won the 2017 Champions Trophy.—Agencies