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Amir bids adieu to international cricket

All good things come to an end one day and that’s the end of Mohammad Amir’s international career. Pakistan cricket fraternity witnessed his bowling masterclass more often than not. He was a world-class bowler during his heydays.

The veteran pacer bid adieu to international cricket on Thursday. He lived up to his expectations and often turned those expectations into fantastic performances. The left-arm pacer has been a nightmare to most of the batsmen.

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He was once termed as an average pacer by experts and fans. However, the left-arm fast bowler went about his business and got better day by day before eventually touching the pinnacle of success.

The fast bowler made his debut at the age of 17 against Sri Lanka. The 28-year-old pacer who still got a lot of cricket left in him has decided to announce his retirement from international cricket. He represented Pakistan in 147 games and took 259 wickets.

The left-arm fast-medium pacer was an important part of the squad that won the 2009 World T20I. Nonetheless, his cricketing career saw a steady decline when he was banned from cricket for 5 years over his alleged involvement in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal during Pakistan’s tour of England.

Dark era of Amir’s career

He was arrested for spot-fixing charges and was given a 5-year-ban for delivering 2 deliberate no-balls. The pacer himself pleaded guilty on the verdict and had asked for forgiveness. In the following year, he was convicted at Southwark Crown Court, along with Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif, of conspiracy charges linked to spot-fixing and spent 3 months in prison.

After making a grand comeback to the international circuit, he brought the best out of himself and played a substantial role in bolstering Pakistan’s pace attack. He helped his team win maiden International Cricket Council (ICC) Champions Trophy trophy in 2017.

The pacer called it quits from the longest format of the game due to workload reasons. He wanted to focus on limited-overs cricket. Several former cricketers and legends slammed Amir’s decision to retire from Test cricket.

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