If a player asks for rest, he is dropped: Mohammad Amir says there is more negativity than positivity in Pakistan cricket

Sudev Haldar
3 years ago

Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir has revealed that the national team management does not understand the Pakistan players’ needs.

Mohammad Amir said there was a fear among the players to getting dropped from the international squad if they asked for a rest.

In an interview with News One channel on Tuesday, Mohammad Amir spoke about the communication gap between the Pakistan cricket team and the management. He opined that there was more negativity than positivity in Pakistan cricket.

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“Mickey Arthur was our head coach and anyone can ask him this. I was telling him since 2017 that if my workload is not managed I would have to leave Test cricket. After I announced my decision no one spoke to me for six months about it and a controversy was only created around my decision when we lost in Australia,” Mohammad Amir said.

The 28-year-old added that ‘people’ lacked common sense, and there was nothing he could do about that. Amir also mentioned that he took pain killers during the Cricket World Cup last year in England.

“The problem is that if a player musters the courage to say in Pakistan cricket that he wants rest, he is dropped, so players are now scared about speaking about it with the management. There is a mindset in Pakistan cricket where players are scared of being dropped from the team.”

“There is more negativity than positivity in Pakistan cricket,” the southpaw concluded.

He is currently playing for Galle Gladiators in LPL 2020.

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