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Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir said he wouldn’t have returned to competitive cricket if he was weak.
Amir was banned for five years and spent time in a young offenders institute for his involvement in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal that shocked the cricket world.
When his ban expired, Amir made his comeback to cricket and was soon playing for Pakistan again.
Knowing what he went through, the 28-year-old hates it when people call him weak.
“I am not weak-minded – if I was weak then I would have not come back into cricket after 2010,” he said on his YouTube channel as quoted by PakPassion.
Amir’s comments come after he announced his retirement from international cricket on Thursday.
He represented Pakistan in 36 Tests and took 119 wickets at an average of 30.47.
He also featured in 61 ODIs and claimed 81 wickets at an average of 29.62.
As for his T20 International career, Amir picked up 59 wickets at an average of 21.40.