It was time for you to payback Pakistan cricket,not retire:Shoaib Akhtar to Mohammad Amir

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The former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has slammed the Pakistan left arm pacer Mohammad Amir who has just announced his retirement from Test Cricket.

“I am thoroughly disappointed that Mohammad Amir has retired at the age where players are at the peak of their careers. It was time for Amir to pay back Pakistan and a time when he was needed to deliver for his country,” Akhtar was quoted.

“Mohammad Amir’s retirement could be followed by Hasan Ali, Wahab Riaz and Junaid Khan’s retirement. I don’t understand what is happening with the Pakistan team. How could Mohammad Amir retire from Test cricket at the age of 27?,” he questioned.

Akhtar said these players just want to play in T20 and have got no love for Test Cricket.

“The fact is that all these players just want to be T20I bowlers. Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, all these bowlers want to play only in T20Is. Even playing in ODIs seems to be a big task for them,” he said.

“Pakistan has invested so much in Mohammad Amir and brought him out of the match-fixing scandal to the national side and is trying to give him chances. Now that he was in good form, he has retired,” he added.