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Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) managing director Wasim Khan has revealed that left-arm seamer Mohammad Amir wanted to quit Test cricket two years ago.
Wasim’s revelation comes after Amir announced his retirement from Test cricket on Friday in order to focus on his limited overs career.
When Amir wanted to walk away from the longest format two years ago, Wasim revealed that it was head coach Mickey Arthur who changed his mind.
“Amir decided to quit Test cricket two years ago and discussed it with Mickey Arthur, who had a few sessions with him on this issue and eventually made him understand that it is not the right decision at this stage and Amir finally changed his mind,” Wasim was quoted as saying by Geo News. “We are disappointed with his decision but we have to respect it as we cannot force him or any player to change his mind at a time when he is mentally ready not to continue.
“Amir knows about his body strength and future prospects in the game. I think this time he has made [up] his mind after a thorough thought to [play] one-day and T20 games with a renewed zeal and determination.”