new Delhi: Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Aamir on Friday retired from Test cricket at just 27 years of age. Aamir, who played 36 Test matches for Pakistan, has said that he wants to focus on limited over cricket and hence he is saying goodbye to Test cricket.
Aamir played his first Test match against Sri Lanka in 2009 at the age of 17. He has so far taken 119 wickets in Test cricket. He last played Test matches against South Africa. In 2010 due to match fixing, he was banned for five years. He returned to Test cricket in 2016.
Aamir said, "It was not easy to decide to retire from Test cricket, in some days the ICC World Test Championship is going to start, Pakistan wants to encourage some new young fast bowlers. Resumed from the format so that the selectors can make their plans accordingly. "
Amir said that he wants to be fit for the ICC Twenty20 World Cup in Australia in 2020. I will do our best for the forthcoming ICC event. "
Virat had gifted Aamir to the ball
Mohammed Aamir is such a bowler who had to face Virat Kohli even a little bit frightened. Virat has admitted this fact many times. Once in a special conversation with G-News, Virat Kohli had said, "He has to play against Mohammad Aamir of Pakistan, the hardest of all batsmen in the world." Not only that, on the eve of the match between India and Pakistan in Asia Cup 2016, Kohli offered a bat to Aamir.
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