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Amir reveals reason behind his omission from Pakistan’s T20I squad

The left-arm pacer soon deleted his tweet and vowed to make a comeback

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Left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir, in a tweet, claimed that his retirement from Test cricket is the reason behind his exclusion from Pakistan’s Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the upcoming Bangladesh series.

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In a reply to a tweet of sports anchor Zainab Abbas about Amir’s omission, the left-arm pacer tweeted: “Reason test cricket.”

 

This is what M Amir tweeted but after a few minutes he deleted it#PAKvBAN pic.twitter.com/1KcTVIFGMR

— Farman Ghoto (@fghoto311) January 16, 2020

 

The 27-year-old soon deleted his tweet and vowed to make a strong comeback in the Pakistan’s T20I squad.

“No worries chill everyone i will come back stronger InshAllah,” wrote Amir.

 

No worries chill everyone i will come back stronger InshAllah ☺️

— Mohammad Amir (@iamamirofficial) January 16, 2020

 

However, Amir’s earlier statement didn’t go down well with his followers, as they criticised the left-arm pacer for deleting the tweet.

apni bath py stand karo na tweet kyun delet ki pic.twitter.com/a5UMjsBrlt

— Wajid ali Khan (@khanz124) January 16, 2020

betaaa?? test cricket chorny ki wjaa sy nae apny mulk ko pehly bech k maafi mangny k bd dobaraa sy apny mulk ko peson k liye chorny ki wjaa sy drop hvy ho or bd me selection committee ko bolty ho?? pehli dfaa misbah ny kch achaa keaa tjy drop kr k pic.twitter.com/pUNuVcn0T9

— Farhan Rajput (@farhanrajput199) January 16, 2020

Nhi Bhai ap T20 leagues khelo aur khob paisa kamao.... Test cricket keliye aur bahut hein pic.twitter.com/XFAjKkXz7R

— Ali Sher🇵🇰 (@ASherSial) January 16, 2020

 

Many Pakistan greats have openly criticised Amir for retiring too early from Test cricket.

Last year, former legendary pacer Wasim Akram said that the Men in Green have been severely affected by the retirements of Amir in the longest format.

"What really happened was that two of our premium bowlers [Amir, Wahab] just retired from Test cricket," said Akram. “The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the whole country invested five years in Amir. He's 27 and should have come here and played a Test series and then maybe next year retired. That's the problem Pakistan had."

“If I was the PCB, I wouldn't have given him a central contract because he retired a month ago,” he added.