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I was not dropped from the side because of my performance: Amir

Pacer has taken retirement from international cricket after reservations with the national team management

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Pakistan’s former pacer Mohammad Amir has said that he was not dropped from the side because of his performance.

Amir has taken retirement from international cricket after reservations with the national team management. 

“I was not dropped from the side because of my performance. What they [Misbah and Waqar] say on media is different from the actual facts,” said Amir while talking to media in Lahore.

The statement comes after Head Coach Misbahul Haq and Bowling Coach Waqar Younis stated that they did not any personal issue with Amir, while also stating that the pacer’s performance was not up to the mark.  

Amir also took a dig at the duo and questioned the way they handled the players as far as coaching is concerned.

“Waqar Younis is a legend while Misbahul Haq was a great captain but coaching is an entirely different thing. You have to learn and get the necessary education regarding coaching before joining this field,” he said. “I’m not saying that PCB should remove them from their respective roles but I can’t play for the national side with the current mindset of the coaching staff.”