Former Pakistan cricketer Danish Kaneria slammed Mohammad Amir, saying that the seam bowler wished to return to the nationwide workforce by blackmailing the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) along with his statements. Amir had introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket in December 2020 and ever since has been elevating his voice towards Pakistan’s workforce administration. In a latest interview, Amir had additionally mentioned that he was compelled to retire as he wasn’t getting the respect he deserved.
Amir’s explosive interview acquired blended reactions from the cricket fraternity. While some got here out in help of the previous pacer, others criticised him for his choice. Kaneria was amongst these, who believed that Amir ought to respect PCB as they have been type sufficient to convey him again after his notorious spot-fixing scandal.
“I am taking nothing away from Mohammad Amir. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I feel he is trying to blackmail others with his statements, so that he can make a return to the side. From his comments on moving to England and getting citizenship and playing the IPL, you can understand his headspace,” Kaneria said in a video posted on his YouTube channel on Saturday.
Kaneria even went on to add that Amir’s contribution to the Pakistan cricket team in the last one-and-a-half years has been “absolutely zero”. However, the 40-year-old recognised Amir’s brilliant form during the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017, which Pakistan won by defeating arch-rivals India in the final.
“He bowled really well in the ICC Champions Trophy, but since then he has been on a steep decline,” Kaneria added.
The former leg-spinner additionally claimed that Amir was axed from Pakistan’s workforce for his poor efficiency, earlier than including that the PCB compelled Misbah-ul Haq and Mohammad Hafeez “to support Mohammad Amir and bring him back to the team”.
In the latest interview, Amir advised PakPassion.internet that that although the choice to retire wasn’t a simple one, he took the step as a result of respect mattered essentially the most to him and he felt that he wasn’t getting what he deserved.
He added that although there was no likelihood of him making a comeback to worldwide cricket, if issues acquired higher with the Pakistan administration, he might once more contemplate enjoying for the nation.
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