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By S Vikram | Jul 26, 2019 07:31 PM

Retirement is an inevitable thing in any profession and when it comes to Cricket, it startles not just cricketing fraternity but also fans. In recent times, we have seen star cricketers like AB Devillers, Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekara to name a few who have announced retirement from the Gentlemen’s game. Latest to be added in the list is Pakistan pace bowler, Mohammad Amir.

Mohammad Amir decided to retire from test- MSD did it at 33

On Friday ( July 26), Amir surprised the press and fans by announcing his retirement from Test cricket with immediate effect. "It has not been an easy decision to make and I have been thinking about this for some time. But with the ICC World Test Championship commencing shortly, and Pakistan boasting ‘some very exciting young fast bowlers’, it is appropriate that I call on my time in Test cricket so that the selectors can plan accordingly” Mohammad Amir was quoted as saying by NDTV Sports.

While Amir himself is just 27 years old, his generosity to retire from Test Cricket could be connected with what Mahendra Singh Dhoni did in 2014 at the age of 33. MSD’s decision to retire from Test Cricket came on 30th December 2014 and one of the major reasons for his retirement was to encourage youngsters to get a slot into the Indian Team.

Mohammad Amir played his last Test Cricket against South Africa in Johannesburg earlier this year. However, he will continue to play in the limited over formats (ODI and T20). "I want to thank all my team-mates as well the opponents in red ball cricket. It has been a privilege to play with and against them. I am sure our paths will continue to cross in limited-overs cricket as all of us play and compete with the same vigour and determination”, said the 27-year-old fast bowler.