Brushing aside the criticism that followed his shock retirement from Test Cricket, Pakistan Premier pacer Mohammad Amir has said that he knows his body and knew it was getting overloaded.
Mohammad Amir faced a lot of criticism when he decided to announce his Test retirement following the 2019 World Cup.
Amir decided to quit Test cricket after representing Pakistan in 36 Tests where he picked up 119 wickets at 30.47.
Amir who is currently playing for Karachi Kings in the ongoing season of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), opened up on his retirement and said that he suffered from fatigue after playing too much and the decision was right for his body.
“Everyone has their opinion. I know my body the best. I felt my body was getting overloaded. I couldn’t manage. To prolong my career, I had to take the decision, which was supported by my family. I am feeling much better and the results are visible,” Amir was quoted as saying in The National.
“Five-year gap (talking about his punishment due to the spot-fixing scandal in 2010) is a lot for a bowler. When I came back, I played continuously for three straight years and that too in all formats. Fatigue was bound to happen, especially for fast bowlers. But now I am feeling much better, Alhamdulillah. When your focus is on one thing and you are mentally and physically fresh, you can deliver and perform better,” added the 27-year-old.