M. Amir bids farewell to Test cricket, announces retirement from traditional format

LAHORE: Pakistan’s fast bowler, Mohammad Amir on Friday announced retirement from the test cricket, saying that he would like to focus on One Day Internationals ODI(ODI) and T 20s.

“It has been an honour to represent Pakistan in the pinnacle and traditional format of the game. I, however, have decided to move away from the longer version so I can concentrate on white ball cricket,” Amir said in a statement.

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“Playing for Pakistan remains my ultimate desire and objective, and I will try my best to be in the best physical shape to contribute in the team’s upcoming challenges, including next year’s ICC T20 World Cup.”

The 27-year-old paceman, who took 119 wickets in his 36-match Test career, said the thought had been on his mind for a while.

 

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