Sarfraz Ahmed clarifies reports surrounding Mohammad Amir’s Test retirement

The Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir has already had a really long career at the age of just 26. He has not played a lot of matches before making a comeback. He made his International debut as a teenager and got banned for 5 years. Amir made his International comeback in 2016 and has been in excellent form. But, there were reports that Amir is planning to retire from Test cricket to focus only on the limited-overs formats.

However, the Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed cleared the rumors and Amir is not planning to retire from Tests. He has appeared in 33 Tests, 40 ODIs and 38 T20Is for Pakistan and picked up 107, 57 and 47 wickets respectively. But, Amir said that he might miss few Test matches in the next few years.

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“I can’t roll back that lost time but I can manage my workload to extend my career as much as I can. With every passing day, I’m getting older and I know fans want me to play. But if you look rationally I’m human and not an iron man. My passion is still there and I want to be there for fans, serving the country for a long time. I have played 30 Tests so far. I think in the next few years I might miss a few and possibly I might end up with 50 Tests,” Amir said.

The Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed mentioned Amir’s age as a justification. “He [Amir] is only 26 right now, so why would he leave Test cricket,” Sarfraz said during a press conference in Karachi.

Pakistan will play the T20I tri-series in Zimbabwe that also involves Australia. After the completion of T20I tri-series, Pakistan will play the five-match bilateral series in Zimbabwe.

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