Karachi: Yesterday, in the midst of a lot of hoo-ha about an upcoming match with New Zealand, a voice emerged that sparked so many debates and reactions in PCB as a 28-year-old cricketer, Mohammad Aamir opened up about the ‘mental torture’ he is going through.
Aamir announced the heartbreaking news to the fans in an interview with Samaa TV where he mentioned that he is going to take retirement from cricket in the wake of intense mental pressure.
After the news came out about Aamir’s retirement decision, many cricketers and lovers of cricket gave mixed reactions.
The former all-rounder of the Indian cricket team Irfan Pathan also reacted to the decision of national cricketer Mohammad Amir to say goodbye to cricket out of frustration with the cricket management.
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) December 17, 2020
Pathan, in a message on Twitter, tagged Mohammad Aamir and said, “Recently I met Aamir in the Lanka Premier League (LPL).
“Regarding Aamir’s decision to quit cricket, I would definitely say that there is still a lot of cricket left for Aamir,” he said and wished him “well for future”.
Another response was from a politician from a ruling party, Senator Faisal Javed Khan.
In a tweet, he advised the management to “look into Amir’s concerns and involve senior players to handle the matter.”
Javed showed his agitation as he thinks that “28 years old Amir is a huge talent and we shouldn’t waste him”
Team management may look into Amir's concerns & involve sr. players to handle the matter.28yrs old Amir is a huge talent & we shouldn't waste him.And for Aamir, he may reconsider his test ckt as his age&form still suit him this v format. No emotional decision pl #ٹیلنٹ_کی_قدرکریں
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) December 17, 2020
A big name from the cricket world Shoaib Akhtar also made similar comments as Senator Faisal Javed Khan
Give @iamamirofficial under me and then see the wonders he does on the ground. Na zaaya kerain us ko.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) December 17, 2020
Ramiz Raja also took to Twitter to shared a nugget of wisdom
Mohammad Amir retires. Sad untimely exit of a potential super star! And a lesson for aspiring youth: Respect your talent and understand your responsibilities. Don’t mistake wealth for respect. Respect is earned by having a strong character and not by worldly glitzy shit!
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) December 17, 2020
On the other hand, the PCB termed the decision of Aamir’s retirement as a personal decision and said that the name of Mohammad Amir would not be considered for any future international match.