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Amir: Stop spreading fake news


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Former Pakistan left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir has rubbished the reports of him coming out of retirement from international cricket, urging the media to stop speculating about his return for the sake of peddling stories.

Pakistan speedster, aged only 28, announced his retirement from international cricket on December 17 last year, claimed he could no longer play in an atmosphere where he did not feel welcome in the national team.

Amir, who was jailed in 2011 for his part in a spot-fixing scandal, served three months in prison and a five-year ban from all forms of cricket before returning to the Pakistan squad in January 2016.

Mohammad Amir recently appeared on Samaa TV where he had said that he would come out of retirement only if the Pakistan Cricket Board sacks head coach Misbah-ul-Haq and bowling coach Waqar Younis.

“I will approach the board myself and tell them that I am available if there is a new management in place. I don’t think that the issues with current management will be resolved now because mindset doesn’t change in a day.” Mohammad Amir was quoted as saying by Samaa TV.

However, his statement was reported in such a way by various media outlets which suggested that the veteran pacer is coming out of retirement.

A disgruntled Mohammad Amir took to his official Twitter account on Monday where he urged the media to stop speculating about his international future besides further reiterating that he will be only available to play for Pakistan once the current team-management leaves.

“I would like to clarify that yes I will be available for Pakistan only once this management leaves. so please stop spreading fake news just to sell your story.“ Mohammad Amir tweeted.

Amir got 259 wickets across all formats, had retired from test cricket last year to focus on the white-ball game.