Give gamers some house and freedom: Mohammad Amir calls out ‘scary’ dressing room tradition in Pakistan cricket


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Former pacer Mohammad Amir, who lately retired from worldwide cricket as a result of his variations with the nationwide staff administration, on Thursday referred to as for an finish to the “scary” dressing room tradition in Pakistan cricket.

“Give gamers some house and freedom. Put an finish to this scary setting within the dressing room, these very gamers will win you matches,” he informed the media.

Amir had retired final month after alleging that he has been “mentally tortured” by the administration of the nationwide staff, comprising chief coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis.

The left-handed pacer mentioned he was dropped from the facet for private points and never due to his efficiency. “The difficulty just isn’t about efficiency I do know I could make a robust comeback however it’s about this psychological torture they put you thru,” he mentioned.

The 28-year-old mentioned if the coaches are speaking about performances, they need to inform him why he was dropped the following day after taking 21 wickets within the Bangladesh Premier League.

“If this isn’t a private situation then what’s it,” he requested.

He additionally dismissed remarks by Misbah about his velocity taking place. “My velocity went down as a result of I used to be not absolutely match and fatigued. After I went to the Lanka Premier League I used to be recent and I bowled at 145KPH,” he mentioned.

Amir additionally took a dig at Misbah and Waqar saying he could not play with coaches with totally different mindsets.

“One coach says velocity doesn’t matter what’s vital is taking 20 wickets (Waqar made the remarks on Thursday when requested concerning the lack of velocity of the bowlers in New Zealand) and the opposite coach says velocity is vital in worldwide cricket (Misbah mentioned this at his interplay). Who ought to we consider?

“First suppose what you wish to say than attempt to educate Amir.”

He was reacting to current feedback from Misbah and Waqar after coming back from New Zealand. Each the coaches of their interactions with the media spoke at size concerning the statements made by Amir about them and his accusation that he had determined in opposition to enjoying worldwide cricket due to the psychological torture attributable to them.

Waqar mentioned he was “harm by Amir’s assertion”.

“It’s unlucky that he gave such a press release and the way in which he made the exit from (worldwide) cricket. He is a superb cricketer and I all the time advocated his case earlier than Najam Sethi (earlier PCB chairman). I additionally talked to (nationwide staff) gamers when he staged a comeback in 2016 to welcome him again (after the 2010 spot-fixing scandal),” Waqar mentioned in Lahore.

Waqar additionally mentioned that he felt ‘unhappy’ after studying Amir’s statements about him and insisted that the left-arm pacer was dropped for the New Zealand tour due to poor kind and health.

“He’s in our plans and if he begins performing once more he may be again within the staff.”

Requested concerning the remarks by the 2 coaches, Amir mentioned: “I’m glad he (Waqar) felt unhappy and dangerous as a result of a minimum of he’ll now realise how a lot somebody’s assertion can harm you want I felt when he made statements about my determination to retire from Take a look at cricket.”

“I did not say something mistaken and I solely spoke the reality, nothing else.”

Amir mentioned he confronted psychological torture after studying statements from Misbah and Waqar the place they blamed him and mentioned he let down the staff for the defeat in Australia.

“In addition they mentioned that I did not wish to play Take a look at cricket and his determination has nothing to do with managing workload. I used to be harm by such feedback and so they brought about me psychological anguish,” he mentioned.

Amir mentioned he was now being given classes that he ought to go and play home cricket and get again his kind and a spot within the staff.


“I believe a participant is aware of what’s finest for him and the place he ought to play home cricket or league cricket,” he mentioned.

The pacer, who was banned for match-fixing for 5 years, mentioned nobody wanted to tutor him on having persistence. “Is aware of one is aware of about persistence higher than me. As a result of for 5 years I used to be not permitted to the touch the cricket ball.

“I waited for 5 years to renew enjoying cricket and after I did not lose braveness and persistence then do you suppose I’ll do now simply because I’m not performing nicely,” Amir mentioned.

Amir mentioned there have been quite a few legends in Pakistan cricket who had made a number of comebacks into the staff.

“Be it Younis Khan, Muhammad Yousuf or Shahid Afridi all of them made a number of comebacks so I’m not frightened I do know if one performs he’ll have the ability to make a comeback.” 



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